In his State of the Union speech, President George Bush called for trusting \u201cthe creative genius of American researchers and entrepreneurs\u201d to create clean energy technology January 28. Bush also called for carbon sequestration from coal plants and increasing the use of nuclear power. However, the next day the federal Department of Energy pulled the plug on its experimental \u201cclean coal\u201d carbon sequestration project in Illinois, known as Future Gen. The original cost estimate for the 275 MW project was $1.8 billion, but that has nearly doubled. Finally, the President invoked the idea of an international agreement on reducing greenhouse gases, but he added that no major economic forces should get a \u201cfree ride.\u201d He specified China and India. \u201cThe President stopped short of calling for a mandatory cap on global warming pollution,\u201d commented Jason Barbose, Environment California global warming advocate.