Speaking in West Virginia today, President Bush says that "he's using his last six months in office to push new energy plans that include electricity from coal."
According to the Associated Press, Bush said "there is no more reliable source of electricity than coal." He also said that promoting a variety of energy sources will be part of the "sprint to the finish" he plans for his presidency.
All that is fit to print in the dirty world of so-called "clean coal."
"CLEAN COAL" IN THE NEWS
US conglomerate GE says it could sign a deal within months to build a $US3 billion ($3.13 billion) "clean coal" power plant in NSW or Queensland that would store carbon dioxide underground.
Joe Romm on Salon writes: Coal? Natural gas? Nuke? We can wipe them all off the drawing board by
using current energy more efficiently. Are you listening, Washington?
As Romm explains,
Faced with an impending proposal to stripmine over 6,600 acres, local residents have come up with a better idea.
If Senator Barack Obama ever needs a living symbol of change we can believe in, and a hopeful way to transcend the dirty politics of our failed energy policies, he should go and see the future of renewable energy in the Coal River Valley in West Virginia.
Yes, renewable energy in Appalachia.
UK Parliament and Royal Society: Set date for carbon capture or face coal plant closure.
In what could be considered "calling the industry’s bluff" on so-called clean coal, a UK Parliament committee described industry claims that coal is clean as a “fig leaf.”
While the "clean coal" lobby would like us to think coal is cheap, the State of New York Power Authority has a differing opinion.
Plans for a $1.6 billion advanced coal plant in the Town of Tonawanda have been scrapped after the New York Power Authority found the plan too costly, even with some pretty steep financial assistance from taxpayers.