Clean Coal: U.S.-China Cooperation in Energy Security

Policy Report | May 01, 2008

A sustainable U.S.-China energy partnership would fast-track clean coal as a viable and long-term energy solution.

The United States and China are in dire need of secure energy solutions that can keep pace with their large appetites for energy. Both countries possess abundant coal reserves, but the approach to coal policy has favored cheap extraction over serious consideration of the societal costs of coal. This paper studies the use of coal in the two countries and recommends steps they can take to make coal productive, sustainable and environmentally responsible,