“Coal plays an enormously important role in our nation’s energy supply, so it is critical that we explore the most promising technologies for reducing—and even eliminating—harmful emissions at coal-fired power plants,” said John W. Rowe, chairman and CEO, Exelon. “The FutureGen project represents an important opportunity, here in Illinois, to leverage private and public funds and expertise to advance clean coal technologies that may one day help solve climate change.” Rowe added that the FutureGen project will strengthen industry and government knowledge of advanced technology
for producing low-carbon coal power, giving the United States another domestically available tool in the fight against
global warming.