Sunday, January 18, 2009

Exposing the Myth of Clean Coal Power - TIME

Exposing the Myth of Clean Coal Power - TIME I went to a presentation last year where DOW Chemical and the Battelle Institute were extolling the virtues and research of clean coal technology, primarily carbon sequestration. Carbon sequestration basically takes the pollution and carbon dioxide generated from coal plants and re-directs the toxins deep underground. Well after listening to an NPR broadcast on this issue, reading about the TVA coal ash spill, and reading this article, I have my doubts. I think we should pursue this technology, but we need to direct our tax and research dollars into alternative energy and energy efficiency.

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