Monday, 31 October 2011

Why the world is burning more coal

The inconvenient truth is that coal remains a cheap and dirty fuel — and the idea of 'clean' coal remains a distant dream, this is from the Guardian Environment Website

Written by for Yale Environment 360, part of the Guardian Environment Network this paragraph is the key in my reading of it...

Clean coal is a distant vision, which could someday be possible through a technology known as carbon capture and storage — in which CO2 is stripped from stack emissions, liquefied and buried underground. But large-scale deployment of what would be a massive new industry is at least a couple of decades — and tens of billions of R&D dollars — away. And industry will only do it if forced.

Its a very interesting article .....Well worth reading in full