Great post by Dave Roberts at Grist on the hollowness of the "clean coal" PR push.
The clean coal PR push is looking more and more hollow. In the NYT, Matt Wald paints a grim picture: cost overruns, technological uncertainty, waning support from utilities, and a mess of unanswered questions about everything from
The horizon is pretty dark for many national parks threatened by coal plant pollution.
Is your favorite campground, hiking spot or childhood memory on the list?
According to a new report produced by the National Parks Conservation Association (NCPA) the 10 national parks most at risk from pollution from new coal-fired power plants are:
Measures as drastic as producing liquid fuel from coal have not been taken since the last World War.
But now it seems to at least one member of Congress, Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va), that America is at such a point of no return on the energy front that the only alternative is a wartime measure like converting iquid fuel from coal.
In a single year, a rate of fewer than one in 100,000 Americans contract a rare form of blood cancer.
In Pennsylvania coal country, the rate is nearly five times higher. Many suspect "clean" coal is the cause.
Hey, kids, it's time for another bedtime story from the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, a.k.a. the ACCCE!
Today's story is told by ACCCE's vice president for communications, Joe Lucas, in a
spin festival er, opinion column in the Fort Wayne, Indiana Journal-Gazette.
For too long the idea of clean coal has gone unchallenged.
A lot of people have received an email from yours truly over the last four months with the subject line: "Clean Coal Body Slam." I thought it explained the intentions of this project very well.
The bottom line is that Carbon Capture and Storage is not ready for prime time
Well they’re at it again.
The coal industry has found yet another way to greenwash coal as an environmentally sound source of electricity through a concept called, “Carbon Capture and Storage” (or Sequestration), CCS.
With the imaginary vocabulary of "clean coal," too many Democrats and Republicans, as well as a surprising number of environmentalists, have forgotten the dirty realities of extracting coal from the earth.
Pummeled by warnings that global warming is triggering the apocalypse, Americans have fallen for the ruse of futuristic science that is clean coal. And in the meantime, swaths of the country are being destroyed before our eyes.