Well, for one thing, there's plenty of coal operators who wash a pile of coal and get a big subsidy for creating "clean coal". Just google "clean coal subsidy"
And this isn't all as tax credits the PTC. There's huge pork checks being handed out in this program.
I understand there is government funding for pilot plants of new technologies of clean coal. I was mistaken in not counting that. But I don’t find funding for ongoing operations of washing coal. Can you help direct me to some info besides unsupported claims by bloggers?
Would you like to buy a bridge? (BS)
The handout dollars per btu or per kwhr may be less for the big brown energy sources, but the overall dollars for those sources is hugh!! Eventually the PTC will probably be halved so that there will be less to share among more power plants but we will have developed viable new source of power.