Behind the gloss, experts who have run the numbers still say that at a scale the atmosphere would notice, capturing and burying CO2 remains a pipe dream.The idea that this isn't a pipe dream is the whole point of the massive marketing campaign -- employed in force at both party conventions -- of The American Coalition for Clean Coal Energy. What's disturbing is that Barack Obama took up the coal-industry group's mantra and included it in his acceptance speech Thursday night. I was as wowed as anybody by Obama's speech, but his endorsement of the clean coal idea is worrying.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
"Clean coal" isn't and probably won't ever be
So says The New York Time's environmental reporter, Andrew Revkin. Money quote: