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Clean coal

The phrase “clean coal” came up in all three presidential debates. So what is clean coal? The Christian Science Monitor has a brief article describing the concept. The concern now, of course, isn’t just that burning coal releases acid-rain causing sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere, or that burning coal is a major source of mercury contamination, or that surface mining of coal is rather hard on landscapes and water. The concern is that burning coal releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. The idea behind “clean coal” is to take the CO2 produced by combustion of coal, and to inject it underground for long-term storage. This has been tested on a small scale, but never been tested on a large scale.

Coal, being particularly abundant in the United States, is likely to be a key part of our energy future for quite some time.

Read more about it at What is ‘clean coal’ anyway?

Both McCain and Obama support the development of clean coal technology.

Grace and Peace

October 17, 2008 - Posted by | Energy, Environment

2 Comments »

  1. This site tells that the clean coal is not reason for the acid rains or that burning coal is a major source of mercury contamination, or that surface mining of coal is rather hard on landscapes and water.

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    Comment by Eddisionklein | November 11, 2008

  2. Here’s what I’ve had to say about clean coal..

    http://madrad2002.wordpress.com/2008/10/07/clean-coal-column/

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    Comment by Matt Dernoga | December 16, 2008


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