This weeks issue of the Economist tackles the enormous topic of “The future of energy”.
The article adresses solar, geothermal, biofuels, electric cars, nuclear power, and our favorite pipedream technology- carbon storage.
By documentary filmmaker David Novack. Check out Novack's latest film Burning the Furture: Coal in America.
Several years ago, I interviewed a scientist, John, who was conducting a study of Mountain Elk in Kentucky. The Elk had recently been reintroduced to the wild, and he was tracking their success.
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.
Clean coal is an oxymoron. No kidding.
A great editorial this morning in Vermont's Roanoke Times on the idea of investing millions in clean coal technology and carbon capture and storage, when more affordable and proven renewable technologies are already further along in development and will be the answer to America's energy woes in the long term.
The editorial rightly concludes that:
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.
Actions speak louder than words in the fight to keep coal where it belongs... in the ground.
Sometimes, we all get a little caught up in talking and arguing about politics.
Talk is good - we need to be thoughtful, educated, and in conversation about the things in this world we oppose, and what things we support. But some people recognize that merely talking (or blogging) about problems and solutions and ideas is not enough - and if we are to actually build a better world we need to act.