Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The Return of King Coal


There is no existing clean coal environmental technology so why are new coal fired power plants being built? $$$$$$$$

U.S. Coal Plant Boom Poses Big Environmental and Economic Questions
Should power companies be permitted to build new plants that pollute more but are reliable and less expensive?
A building boom that would add scores of new coal-fired power plants to the nation's power grid is creating a new dilemma for politicians, environmentalists and utility companies across the United States. Should power companies be permitted to build new plants that pollute more but are reliable and less expensive? Or should regulators push utilities toward cleaner burning coal plants, even if it means they will cost more and are based on newer, yet still unproven, technology?

Clean coal technology: How it works
A range of approaches of CCS have been developed and have proved to be technically feasible. They have yet to be made available on a large-scale commercial basis because of the costs involved.

Coal is the major energy source in China which accounts for its high rate of greenhouse gases and China suffers severe acid rain contamination


Trojan Horses and the Big Lie of Clean Coal
According to American.edu’s study of China and coal, “Coal accounts for about 70% of China’s total energy consumption. The development and production of the coal industry provides stability in China’s economic growth. The coal resources in China have been exploited since 476 BC, and it is estimated that even with all the years of coal exploration, China has total coal deposits of 4, 490 billion tons, which are as deep as 2,000 vertical metres. Eventually China will exploit its coal resources until they are eliminated.”

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1 comment:

Renegade Eye said...

This is a good blog on that subject:


http://energycrisisnow.blogspot.com/

I would come more often to this blog, if it were easier to navigate. Hard on my slow computer. Actually it is not easy on faster ones either.