Thursday, December 27, 2007

The Dirty Secret: Better technologies exist for extracting coal, a major source of carbon dioxide emissions. The challenge is ge


"Coal is the black sheep of the energy family. Uniquely abundant among the fossil fuels, it is also among the worst emitters of greenhouse gases. Mindful of coal's bad reputation, President Bush promised the world three and half years ago that the United States would develop a superclean coal plant in an initiative known as FutureGen. The plant would have zero emissions; even the carbon dioxide it released would be pumped underground...."



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