CNBC's Mark Haines asks: "How Realistic is Clean Coal," and Haines does a great job off the top by pointing out that his guest, Steve Miller of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE), is funded by the coal industry.
Kevin Grandia's blog
Indexing the "clean coal" blogosphere.
I thought a list of the Top 75 bloggers - based on Technorati rankings, frequency of posting and cross-referenced with a Google blog search of the last 3 months - who write on the subject of clean coal would be helpful for anyone researching the issue.
A small, but symbolic victory against the Clean Coal marketing efforts.
Last week at the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) annual Asia Clean Energy Forum the ADB passed a motion to drop the use of the term "clean coal."
At the event, ADB Vice President Bindu Lohani proclaimed:
A new report by the International Energy Agency released today concludes that we will need to invest well over $1 trillion in the next 40 years to make coal-fired generation plants climate friendly.
The report's lead author, Nobuo Tanaka, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, states that:
Coal-energy powerhouse General Electric states in a May 28th, 2008 press release that "C02 is a possible contributing factor to climate change."
This claim by General Electric, one of the largest power producers in the world, was made despite the scientific evidence, and the world's governments (including the US) now in agreement that greenhouse gas emissions caused by the burning of fossil fuels are heating our planet.
The horizon is pretty dark for many national parks threatened by coal plant pollution.
Is your favorite campground, hiking spot or childhood memory on the list?
According to a new report produced by the National Parks Conservation Association (NCPA) the 10 national parks most at risk from pollution from new coal-fired power plants are:
Measures as drastic as producing liquid fuel from coal have not been taken since the last World War.
But now it seems to at least one member of Congress, Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va), that America is at such a point of no return on the energy front that the only alternative is a wartime measure like converting iquid fuel from coal.
In a single year, a rate of fewer than one in 100,000 Americans contract a rare form of blood cancer.
In Pennsylvania coal country, the rate is nearly five times higher. Many suspect "clean" coal is the cause.