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A 'green' peek at America's largest coal plant

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(Read caption) A pile of hard anthracite coal sits outside the D & D Anthracite Coal Co. mine, in this July 2003 file photo, in Good Spring, Pa. Prairie State Energy Campus is the largest coal-fueled power plant today.

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Clean coal technology is constantly evolving. We’re continually making use of this natural resource more efficient. I recently had the opportunity to tour the Prairie State Energy Campus for Designing Spaces: Think Green.

The episode is centered around the latest technologies and developments the coal-based electricity industry has been using to make this plant one of the most efficient and low emissions producing coal-fueled power plants in the nation.

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Prairie State Energy Campus is the largest coal-fueled power plant today. It produces more than 7 million tons of coal a year, with the plant’s first unit currently producing 800 megawatts of power.

Be sure to watch the segment here to learn more about Prairie State and clean coal technology.