Friday, May 30, 2008

Real News: Is “Clean Coal” Possible?

A couple of really good posts today on the subject of clean coal technology at Rolling Back the Tide of Extremism and Blast Furnace Canada. You just knew those “Balanced Energy” commercials sounded too good to be true, didn’t you?

Although “clean coal” makes for a lot of nice, feel-good corporate publicity (not to mention generous public subsidies) you’ll find there’s vastly more actual investment in terms of money and effort spent by the coal companies on the production of so-called “Nazi fuel” (synthetic diesel derived from coal). Now that’s the future the fossil fuel producers are really committed to — the other stuff is just a scam.