Tag Archive 'coal'

Just a brief post this one to jot down a few thoughts. First is that this is the first day of the CO2 price legislation hitting parliament in Australia.

My take on this has always been that we pollute far too much currently and although the science seems overwhelmingly in favour of man made global warming: does it really matter?

Some estimates for the theoretical cost of the theoretical technology of capturing carbon dioxide from coal burning. Unsurprisingly the costs are high.

Top 4 Clean Coal Spoofs

A compilation of the best I could find on clean coal funny videos.

The clean coal fantasy

I’m continually amazed at just how often you can hear the term “clean coal” (“carbon sequestration”, “carbon capture and store”) come out of the political arena. I don’t think I can recall another as yet non-existent technology that so much was being assumed will be developed and solve all our problems. The energy industry version of snail oil (perhaps “snake gas”, “snake sequestration” would be more appropriate).