Coal Power and Reversing Climate: Can They Work Together? (UC Berkeley)

Team members: Anna Sommer

School: UC Berkeley

BI Filler Photo-01Hundreds of U.S. companies have a stake in continued use of coal-based electricity. Unfortunately, burning coal is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions which in turn cause climate change. This paper examines potential solutions to this problem and suggests policies to commercialize an emerging technology called carbon capture and storage. (Note: This project originally won in the Big Ideas “Science, Technology, and Engineering Policy” category.)