Obama and Clean Coal – not green enough (yet)

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Barack Obama – everybody’s darling from Washington, DC (USA) is a big in supporting CLEAN COAL technology in the United States. See this ad:

Now here is the Problem:

„Clean Coal“ is not clean! The technology of Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage (CCS) is nowhere near reality. But it is:

  • expensive (research as well as doing it)
  • dangerous (CO2 is lethal, if this comes out somewhere, people gonna die)
  • polluting (yes, you can never capture all of it)
  • wasting (for this technology, you actually need to burn more coal as it needs up to 30% more energy)
  • unsustainable (funds as well as energy-demand for renewable energy projects are less available)
  • not a solution (we still dig coal, oil and gas out of the ground and burn it – nature needed millions of years what we destroy in some years)

This means: there is no CLEAN COAL!

It seems as if Joe Biden (Vice-President) knows more about the topic – but maybe he just was in a hurry, see this:

Edit: I just found a picture of a possible Clean Coal Powerplant. Click on it to read the related article!

A Department of Energy artist rendering of the next-generation FutureGen power plan, which, if built, will employ carbon capture and storage.

"A Department of Energy artist rendering of the next-generation FutureGen power plan, which, if built, will employ carbon capture and storage."

Über GYGeorg

Global. Young. Green. Drei Eigenschaften von Georg, der lange u.a. bei den Global Young Greens (GYG) aktiv war und mittlerweile für den Kohleausstieg in Deutschland kämpft.

Veröffentlicht am März 19, 2009 in Climate Policy und mit , , , getaggt. Setze ein Lesezeichen auf den Permalink. Ein Kommentar.

  1. Oh, what I forgot… bashing China is always nice *irony*
    honestly: Biden should not point towards China as long as the US policy has not substantially changes! Further, he says „build them over there, but build them clean“, this means he believes in „clean coal“. (Of course, one can argue that CCS in China is better than China without CCS). I would further critize the f***d rhetoric of „they pollute – we die“. US (and european and „global middle class“) way of life is killing Africans by the thousands!!!

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