Jan. 12 — W.A. Parish, one of NRG’s two coal power plants in Texas, is situated in Fort Bend County, about 30 miles southwest of downtown Houston, amidst ranches, farm fields and cows. This week, it became the first coal plant in the U.S. that – on a commercial scale – is diverting some of the carbon dioxide it produces and using it to extract oil from the ground.

— Houston Public Radio