Tag Archive 'pollution'

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.

A moving picture set detailing some of the pollution in China thanks to rapid growth and massive scale industrialisation.

It’s one I’ve been referring to in a few conversations lately, so here’s a TED talk by Saul Griffith about a different way to use wind power for electricity generation.

China is the world’s biggest polluter, pollution kills hundreds of thousands in China every year and has laid a legacy of toxic waste. But is there hope?

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).