How much does an ultra-supercritical coal plant really reduce air pollution?

Sipat, Chhattisgarh, India, 2017. Photo: Greenpeace

Lauri Myllyvirta

The coal industry and some power utilities have been talking up the supposed benefits of ultra-supercritical power plants – leading some decision-makers and commentators to mistakenly believe that the choice of ultra-supercritical technology for a power plant will substantially mitigate air pollution and carbon dioxide emissions. 

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