American Electric Power is scheduled to begin capturing carbon dioxide emissions today at its Mountaineer plant in New Haven, W. Va. The Mountaineer project marks the first time that CO2 capture and sequestration (CCS) has been combined with a U.S. power plant.
The initial amount sequestered is modest–only about 110,000 tons annually, or around 2 percent of the plant’s annual emissions. It’s a good start though.
The OELC believes that CCS technology is critical to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions and address climate change.