Xcel Energy Proposes Clean Coal Power Plant

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10min 55sec

Xcel Energy, the state’s largest utility, is exploring a new and cleaner method of generating power from coal. It's called, Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle, or IGCC, and it converts coal into a gas to create energy. Many environmentalists laud this new technology as a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The group Western Resource Advocates has worked with Xcel to bring the technology to Colorado. Energy Project Director John Nielsen talks to Ryan Warner.