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Trump dumps 'clean coal' research

His budget proposes slashing amount spent by Energy Department on investigation into ways to capture and store CO2 emitted when coal is burned to make electricity

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Coal is the top source of energy-related CO2 emissions, accounting for 68 per cent of the emissions associated with electricity generation, according to Energy Department data.

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US President Donald Trump promised his administration would bring about "clean coal", but his budget proposed slashing research the industry says it needs to make that a reality.

Washington

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump promised his administration would bring about "clean coal", but his budget proposed slashing research the industry says it needs to make that a reality.

The Energy Department has spent more than US$200 million a year on research into ways to

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