Tag Archives: clean coal

Most Americans Want Congress to Focus on Clean Energy Legislation

Renewable energy could supply most of the world's power by 2050, new IPCC report says

Public wants leadership on clean energy development According to a USA Today/Gallup poll conducted last month, of the eight major legislative initiatives Congress could accomplish this year, 83 percent of Americans want a clean energy bill to top their list of priorities. Respondents to the poll favored Congress focusing on clean energy more than overhauling the tax code, withdrawing from Afghanistan, passing stronger gun …

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Environmental News Wrap: Foot-dragging Regulation; The Clean Coal Myth; BP Spill News, and More…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: New Mexico’s new governor has used an uncommon political move to stop increased environmental regulation. The two regulations targeted would have made dairy waste disposal more environmental and would have decreased overall green house gas emissions by 3 percent annually. England’s Prime Minister, David Cameron, has dedicated his government …

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Controversial Study Questioning CO2 Sequestration Stirs Heated Reaction From Clean Coal Proponents

Is CO2 sequestration a solution? New research say no A husband and wife team of professors has clean coal supporters in a snit over a recent report suggesting that geologic storage of CO2 – an essential component of the carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology upon which “clean coal” rests – will never be viable at the scale required to make any difference. Not …

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The Fallacy of Clean Coal

Clean coal As the tragedy at the Upper Big Branch Mine unfolds in West Virginia, our hope is that those left alive inside the mine will soon reach the safety of the surface and the comfort of their friends and family. Coal is a way of life for many in this region, but the tragedy helps focus the cost in lives the pursuit of …

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The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: What’s Missing from Obama’s Clean Energy Agenda? (Hint: Wind and Solar)

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger (reposted with Permission) Nuclear power, biofuels, clean coal: These are the Obama administration’s answers to climate change. The 2011 budget, released this week, promised new loans for the construction of nuclear power plants, and on Wednesday the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), White House, and other departments detailed steps to encourage ethanol and clean coal production. These initiatives may …

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