Skip to comments.DOE giving $575 million in carbon capture grants
Posted on 09/07/2010 5:33:17 PM PDT by Nachum
WASHINGTON - The Energy Department said Tuesday it was awarding $575 million for carbon capture research-and-development projects in 15 states. The experimental technique involves storing carbon dioxide emissions from coal plants and other sources underground, in an attempt to reduce pollution blamed for contributing to global warming. "This is a major step forward in the fight to reduce carbon emissions from industrial plants," said Energy Secretary Steven Chu. "These new technologies will not only help fight climate change, they will create jobs now and help position the United States to lead the world in clean coal technologies, which will only increase in demand in the years ahead."
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Woo hoo!!! Free money............
YAAAHHHHHHH (inspired by Howard Dean)
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I captured a carbon! Where’s my money?
So they’re going to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to pump the air we breathe into the dirt?!?
I got one question. How much is this gonna cost me?
Global warming is a hoax. Didn’t Steven get the memo?
I burn wood and coal for heat...maybe I can ca$h in on this too.
Spreadin’ the joy!
Why wasn’t this marked as satire?
Its not just the feds, although they are the worse.
It is the local and state governments too.
They are all just wildly dreaming up new projects to spend money we do not have.
They are worse than drug addicts because drug addicts have to have the cash before they can get their fix.
"Free money" replaced "freedom" as our sovereign dogma as a nation.
CARBON CAPTURE? They need all of this money to do what; tell people they can’t use freon?
What in the hell exactly is carbon capture other than more wasteful spending?
Ahhh, Choo still believes the Global Scamming Fraud will work. He’s the one who stopped the water for Central California farmers over junk science. Send this clown packing.
Pray for America
“Why wasnt this marked as satire?”
A thousand pardons, sahib.
We proved it bogus and still they keep on coming. The new reps come January will be held to the fire on many of these issues. NO COMPRIMISES WITH THESE CRIMINALS
I’m applying for millions of dollars! By God, I should get credit for every breath I take!
I’d sure like to see the plan for how the money will be spent. I think about $574.9 million could be trimmed.
Here’s one more easy way to trim the size of government.
China curb on metal exports (environmental rules give China 97% rare earth mineral)
America National security is at risk because of tough US environmental rules
So theyre going to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to pump the air we breathe into the dirt?!?
Trying to turn junk science into real science by adding dollars...
plant life everywhere will be seriously ticked off when they find out.
Need to fire (get rid of) even more CongressCritters in November...
It must be because the American taxpayers are so rich
The real potential problem is that some republican thinks he has some company that could use a protion of this money. That was the problem for all the Delay Hasstert etc etc republicans - they voted for their friends companies to get gov money!!
This reminds me of farting in the bathtub as a kid and trying to keep the bubbles from escaping.
“.....The experimental technique involves storing carbon dioxide emissions from coal plants and other sources underground.....”
The Leftists are like a broken record repeating over and over again the same stupid lines. They take this “technique” from one of their oldest, and most favorite tricks of sweeping their dirt under the rug. The result will be the usual. The dirt is under the rug, and we are supposedly so stupid we don’t know the dirt is under the rug.
They are so clever.
Because they have to sequester two oxygen atoms for every carbon atom, permanently removing oxygen from the biosphere, it should more correctly be called oxygen capture.
Even the design is nuts. The carbon dioxide isn’t even going into the Stomata!
Perhaps if they were really thinking, they might make a run of CO2 fire extinguishers?
CO2 is NOT pollution
This is an absolute waste of money.
It is an experiment that could have unintended consequences in the future. At some point in the future, there will be some of this CO2 that makes it back out of the reservoirs. Who will be the legal fall guy?
Besides, nobody has proven man is causing climate change. Even the believers say anything man can (they say should) do will have no effect.
Why waste the money?