Costs blow out on US carbon capture and storage plant

The Kemper project under construction. Image: XTUV0010, Wikipedia

A major US power company has sidelined a carbon capture and storage project after costs blew out prompting environmentalists to claim the technology is unviable.

The Kemper County coal-fired power station project would supposedly remove 65 per cent of its emissions through burning coal gas and using storage, but remains three years behind schedule and $US 4 billion over budget.

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