This report asserts that this new generation of coal plants would comply more easily with current and projected environmental regulations and provide more stable employment for utility workers than traditional coal plants. Integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) power plants, with their potential for carbon capture and storage (CCS), may be an important piece of this energy future, especially as carbon regulation comes into effect.
Gail Francis, Kate Gordon, Kyle Hanniman, and Satya Rhodes-Conway. IGCC With Carbon Capture and Storage: Opportunities and Challenges for Labor. COWS, 2008.