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  • Renewables Aren’t Enough. Clean Coal Is the Future

    05/02/2014 9:54:18 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 25 replies
    Wired.Com | March 25, 2014 | Charles C. Mann
    FR is prohibited from posting from Wired.com, title and link only: http://www.wired.com/2014/03/clean-coal/
  • Weather slows construction of clean coal plant in Oklahoma

    03/19/2014 4:55:44 AM PDT · by thackney · 11 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | March 18, 2014 | Jay F. Marks
    Clean Coal Technologies Inc. is almost ready to resume construction on a test plant in Oklahoma after being delayed by winter weather earlier this year. Winter weather has delayed construction of a clean coal test plant, but officials with the company behind the technology remain confident in its success. Clean Coal Technologies Inc. had hoped to have its pilot plant operational by early this year, but CEO Robin Eves said “one of the worst winters on record” put the project behind schedule. “On many days, the workers simply could not reach the facility,” he said in a webcast last week....
  • UPDATE 1-Texas grid extends power conservation call as cold boosts usage, prices

    03/03/2014 4:03:21 PM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 3, 2014
    The Texas electric grid operator extended its call for residents and businesses to conserve power until Tuesday morning as a late arctic cold front that barreled as far as South Texas boosted the state's electricity consumption to a monthly record on Monday. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the state's primary grid, had issued a public call for conservation on Sunday evening, citing freezing temperatures that would strain available generation capacity. "With the continued cold weather, we expect conditions to remain tight, especially during the early evening tonight and early morning hours tomorrow," said Dan Woodfin, director of system...
  • A Cleaner Way to Use Coal

    02/13/2013 1:43:52 PM PST · by Red Badger · 15 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | February 7, 2013 | Kevin Bullis Senior Editor, Energy
    A technology for generating electricity from coal without pollution achieves a milestone. Coal is abundant and cheap, but burning it is a dirty business. This week researchers at Ohio State University announced a milestone in the development of a far cleaner way to use the energy in coal—a process called chemical looping that has the potential to reduce or eliminate a wide range of pollutants, including carbon dioxide and smog-forming nitrogen oxides. One version of the technology ran continuously for over a week in a 25-kilowatt test facility, the researchers reported, the longest any such process has run. The successful...
  • GREEN Cola Gasification Plant Celebrates 25 years of operation.

    06/07/2012 7:24:42 AM PDT · by Young Werther · 13 replies
    Dakota Natural Gas webpage ^ | May 4, 2011 | Daryl Hill
    Basin Electric Power Cooperative (Basin Electric), through its for-profit subsidiary, Dakota Gasification Company (Dakota Gas), owns and operates the Great Plains Synfuels Plant (Synfuels Plant). The Synfuels Plant is the only commercial-scale coal gasification plant in the United States that manufactures natural gas. It is also the cleanest energy plant operating in the state of North Dakota, according to a comparison of emissions data available from the North Dakota Department of Health
  • ‘Clean Coal’ Means No Coal

    05/25/2012 2:59:09 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 25, 2012 | Nash Keune
    Two weeks ago, the Obama campaign quietly edited its website to highlight the president’s support for “clean coal.” In place of a section for “energy efficiency” with no mention of coal, BarackObama.com now boasts that the stimulus package “invested substantially in carbon capture and sequestration research.” The administration’s position on coal has, shall we say, evolved. In 2001, the EPA released an endangerment finding stating that greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide threaten public health and the environment by contributing to climate change and that therefore they could be regulated under the Clean Air Act. Since then, as Bryan Walsh...
  • Clean coal project in Texas wins $450mn in federal help

    09/27/2011 12:49:55 PM PDT · by thackney · 13 replies
    Power Engineering ^ | Sept 27, 2011 | Power Engineering
    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a record of decision that will allow federal funding to help build a 400 MW plant that combines an integrated gasification combined-cycle system with urea production and carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology. The Summit Texas Clean Energy Project will be partially funded with $450 million from DOE’s Clean Coal Power Initiative. The plant, owned by Summit Texas Clean Energy LLC, will produce power by converting subbituminous coal into hydrogen-rich synthesis gas andcarbon dioxide (CO2). The syngas and steam will be fed to the combined-cycle combustion and steam turbine generator to produce 200...
  • EPA finalizes stricter air pollution rules for Wisconsin, other states

    07/07/2011 6:36:17 PM PDT · by Jean S · 93 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal ^ | 7/7/11 | Lee Bergquist and Thomas Content
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday finalized stronger regulations for Wisconsin and 26 other states aimed at curbing air pollution from long-distance sources. The rules will help those states fight ozone and particle pollution caused by power plants in Illinois, Indiana and other states. But Wisconsin utilities - whose pollution can contribute to air-quality problems elsewhere - will also need to find ways to reduce their own emissions. The likely result: Higher electric bills in the coming years. A group of power companies known as the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity called the action one of the most...
  • Obama Backs EPA War on Coal, While Networks Ignore Harm to Industry

    06/17/2011 6:58:12 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 25 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 6/17/2011 | Julia A Seymour
    Major utility announces proposal to retire power plants, layoff workers and spend billions to comply with 'pending' regulations. It is no longer a secret that President Obama's administration is willing to allow electricity prices to "necessarily skyrocket," in order to accomplish his green energy agenda. Although he has so far been unsuccessful at instituting cap-and-trade, Obama's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hard at work running coal companies and consumers into the ground. Not that you'd know it from ABC, NBC and CBS news coverage. According to Paul Bedard's June 8 Washington Whispers column in US News & World Report, "two...
  • Obama’s EPA Regulations Will Cost Coal Industry $200 Billion & Electricity Rates to Skyrocket

    06/08/2011 7:53:27 PM PDT · by SanFranDan · 49 replies · 1+ views
    GatewayPundit ^ | 6/8/11 | Jim Hoft
    In January 2008 Barack Obama told the San Francisco Chronicle: “Under my plan of a cap and trade system electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. Businesses would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that cost onto consumers.” He promised that his plan would cause electricity rates to skyrocket. He wasn’t kidding. In January, 2011 the Obama Administration, for the first time ever, blocked an already approved bid to build one of the largest mountaintop removal coal mines in Appalachian history. And, today it was reported that Obama’s energy plans will cause electricity rates to necessarily...
  • AEP to close plants, trim 600 jobs to comply with EPA rules

    06/10/2011 3:26:38 AM PDT · by don-o · 42 replies
    American Electric Power on Thursday announced it plans to shut down several coal-fired power plants, convert or retrofit others, and cut as many as 600 jobs in the next few years to comply with regulations proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Based on the proposed regulations, AEP will have to retire nearly 6,000 megawatts of coalfueled power generation; upgrade or install new advanced emissions reduction equipment on another 10,100 megawatts; refuel 1,070 megawatts of coal generation as 932 megawatts of natural gas capacity; and build 1,220 megawatts of natural gas-fueled generation.
  • The Solution to the Energy Crisis is Right Here

    05/27/2011 1:38:38 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 15 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 05/27/2011 | Mark W. Hendrickson
    The Solution to the Energy Crisis is Right HereMark W. Hendrickson  Saudi Arabia has long been the dominant producer of petroleum on the planet. Nature endowed the Arabian Peninsula with gigantic deposits of this vital source of energy. Many of us have lamented the quirk of nature that placed much-needed oil in the most geopolitically unstable region in the world.Although Saudi Arabia is the king of oil producers at present, there is another country that has far more extensive deposits of fossil fuels. Because fossil fuels are the most economical and reliable energy sources known to man, the country that...
  • Clean Coal (Say WATT?) – Our Energy Future

    12/31/2010 11:24:46 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 34 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | December 30, 2010 | Ira Glickstein
    Guest Post by Ira GlicksteinThe December 2010 issue of the Atlantic shows an amazing turn-around by some of the Global Warming warmists! Yes, they are still tuned in to the CAGW crowd predicting imminent climate change disaster, but … BUT, some have reversed themselves on their previous ‘ol devil coal! Turns out we need coal to generate Watts of electricity for our electric cars and, they say, we can do it in a way that is environmentally correct.The cover story, by respected author James Fallows, is titled Why the Future of Clean Energy is Dirty Coal. {Click the link to...
  • Montana Tribe: Coal-To-Liquids Needs Support in DC

    08/26/2010 8:27:15 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 20 replies · 1+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | August 26, 2010 | MATTHEW BROWN AP Writer
    BILLINGS, Mont. — Leaders of the Crow Tribe warned Wednesday that a $7 billion coal-to-liquid fuels plant proposed for the Montana reservation could founder unless the federal government throws more support behind the industry. Crow Chairman Cedric Black Eagle said a perceived anti-coal attitude in Washington, D.C., is scaring off potential plant investors. A federal tax credit for coal recently expired. Unless the political climate for coal improves, Black Eagle said, the tribe could be forced to suspend its project, which has been billed as a means to pull the rural reservation out of poverty.
  • The assassination of King Coal

    08/08/2010 10:43:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Charleston Daily Mail ^ | August 8, 2010 | Don Surber
    (VIDEO AT LINK) When Democrat Joe Biden said on the campaign trail in 2008: “Guess what? We’re not supporting Clean Coal… No coal plants here in America,” liberal reporters rushed in to protect Barack Obama. They passed it off as a gaffe. Typical was this report from Jonathan Martin of Politico: “McCain seizes on Biden coal gaffe”: Barack Obama is actually on record supporting the expansion of such technologies, but Biden’s words are prompting Republicans to lick their lips about the potential resonance of the issue in key coal states such as Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Colorado. To drive the...
  • Kerry Lieberman’s Clean Coal Hole In The Ground – Just Throw In Money

    05/17/2010 7:34:32 AM PDT · by TonyfromOz · 6 replies · 212+ views
    PA Pundits International ^ | 18 May 2010 | TonyfromOz
    When Senators Kerry and Lieberman say the phrase 'Clean Coal', I feel like screaming. They give the impression that if they throw enough money at it, then it can be made to work. Why don't they get someone to explain what Carbon Capture and Sequestration really entails, and then maybe they'll see that the scale of something like this will mean that it is one dream too far, and will probably never be realised.
  • New form for an old fuel

    04/09/2010 1:21:39 AM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 438+ views
    Chemistry World ^ | 07 April 2010 | Kate McAlpine
    Colloidal coal-water suspensions may rise to the challenges of clean coal technology with the help of a new production method.  At the very least, they won't settle - thanks to new research led by Gustavo Núńez of Nano Dispersions Technology in Panama. Combustion of a hanging drop of the colloidal coal suspension Coal-water slurry fuels are currently burned in some industrial boilers, and are becoming increasingly economical to use as oil and gas prices continue to rise. But Núńez points out that there are practical difficulties involved in using slurries as the coal particles can form a sediment during storage or...
  • Cleaner Jet Fuel from Coal

    01/25/2010 2:39:08 PM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 8 replies · 353+ views
    Technology Review ^ | 1/25/10 | Kevin Bullis
    The Air Force is testing a jet fuel made from coal and plant biomass that could replace petroleum-based fuel and emit less carbon-dioxide compared to using conventional jet fuels. The fuel is made with a process developed by Accelergy, based in Houston, using technology licensed from ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company and the Energy and Environmental Research Center at the University of North Dakota. Planting jet fuel: Ben Oster, a research engineer at the Energy and Environmental Research Center at the University of North Dakota, holds a sample of jet fuel made from plant oils. Accelergy has licensed the technology...
  • Byrd's coal comments rock W.Va.

    12/18/2009 4:29:35 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 84 replies · 3,143+ views
    Politico ^ | December 18, 2009 | Alex Isenstadt
    An extraordinary recent statement by Sen. Robert Byrd has stunned his coal-dependent home state and left West Virginia politicians and business leaders scrambling to understand the timing and motivation behind his unexpected discourse on the future of the coal industry. In an early December op-ed piece released by his office — also recorded on audio by the frail 92-year-old senator — Byrd argued that resistance to constraints on mountaintop-removal coal mining and a failure to acknowledge that “the truth is that some form of climate legislation will likely become public policy” represent the real threat to the future of coal....
  • Blow for clean coal as UN shuts it out of emissions trading

    12/16/2009 11:40:56 AM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies · 633+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/16/2009 | Rowena Mason
    The clean-coal industry has been shut out of the global emissions trading scheme at the Copenhagen climate change talks, dealing a blow to the UK, US and Australia. The three Western countries and Saudi Arabia had strongly argued that advanced new clean-coal plants, which trap emissions underground, ought to earn credits for being a low-carbon source of energy. But a United Nations committee decided not to include the industry in its Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), which rewards companies that invest in green energy. Ed Miliband, Energy and Climate Change Secretary, is a strong supporter of the fledgling technology, which attempts...
  • North Sea coal to be burnt underground

    12/11/2009 7:14:59 AM PST · by markomalley · 36 replies · 1,397+ views
    The Times ^ | 12/11/2009 | Robin Pagnamenta
    Vast coal deposits lying deep beneath the North Sea will be burnt in situ to generate up to 5 per cent of Britain’s energy needs, under new plans approved by the Government last week. The UK Coal Authority has awarded licences to Clean Coal, an Anglo-American company, to develop five offshore sites for a technology called Underground Coal Gasification (UGC). The method, which has not been used on a commercial scale in the UK, although it is widely used in Australia, taps the high energy content of coal while doing away with the costly and labour-intensive need to mine it...
  • The Dirty War Against Clean Coal

    06/29/2009 4:35:35 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 28 replies · 1,377+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 29, 2009 | Gregg Easterbrook
    WHILE President Obama’s cap-and-trade proposal to reduce greenhouse gases has been the big topic of recent environmental debate, the White House has also been pushing a futuristic federal project to build a power plant that burns coal without any greenhouse gases. Sounds great, right? Except the idea is a rehash of a proposal that went bust the first time around. More important, the technology already exists to make huge reductions in greenhouse emissions from coal, allowing power companies to begin cutting the carbon footprint of coal today. Instead, advanced-technology coal power sits on the shelf while regulators wait to see...
  • 2 FutureGen partners drop out of coal project

    06/28/2009 6:02:52 AM PDT · by shove_it · 26 replies · 806+ views
    Yahoo! via AP ^ | 6/25/2009 | David Mercer
    Just two weeks after the federal government revived plans to build the FutureGen power plant in eastern Illinois, two of the experimental coal plant's financial backers said Thursday they are withdrawing. The exit of American Electric Power Co. and Southern Co. leaves the nine power and coal companies that are still part of what's known as the FutureGen Alliance searching for new partners to help cover building and startup costs they expect to reach roughly $2.4 billion. The Department of Energy said June 12 that it would provide just over a billion dollars in stimulus money as it agreed to...
  • AEP, Southern Pull Out Of Futuregen 'Clean-Coal' Project -CEOs

    06/27/2009 5:51:28 AM PDT · by JavaJumpy · 10 replies · 1,049+ views
    Dow Jones Newswires ^ | June 25, 2009 | Mark Peters and Cassandra Sweet, Dow
    <p>American Electric Power Co. (AEP) and Southern Co. (SO) are pulling out of Futuregen, a U.S. government-backed project to capture and store the greenhouse- gas emissions from a coal-fired power plant, the companies' top executives said Thursday.</p> <p>The companies, two of the biggest coal-burning utilities in the U.S., are exiting the Futuregen Alliance just weeks after it won renewed support from the federal government. The Obama administration earlier this month all but guaranteed almost $1.1 billion for the project, to be based in Mattoon, Ill., reviving a project that had suffered a major setback in early 2008 when the Bush administration backed out of funding plans after costs almost doubled. The companies' departure from the alliance was reported earlier by Bloomberg News.</p>
  • 'We Don't Need No Stinkin' Transparency!'

    06/21/2009 7:01:50 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 21 replies · 935+ views
    American Spectator ^ | June 21, 2009 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Newsweek's Michael Isikoff reports on the loophole -- big enough to drive the White House visitor's log through -- in the Obama administration's "transparency" policy: As a senator, Barack Obama denounced the Bush administration for holding "secret energy meetings" with oil executives at the White House. But last week public-interest groups were dismayed when his own administration rejected a Freedom of Information Act request for Secret Service logs showing the identities of coal executives who had visited the White House to discuss Obama's "clean coal" policies.
  • Obama Closes Doors on Openness

    06/20/2009 3:42:16 PM PDT · by Pacothecat · 24 replies · 2,347+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Jun 20, 2009 | Michael Isikoff
    As a senator, Barack Obama denounced the Bush administration for holding "secret energy meetings" with oil executives at the White House. But last week public-interest groups were dismayed when his own administration rejected a Freedom of Information Act request for Secret Service logs showing the identities of coal executives who had visited the White House to discuss Obama's "clean coal" policies. One reason: the disclosure of such records might impinge on privileged "presidential communications." The refusal, approved by White House counsel Greg Craig's office, is the latest in a series
  • China Outpaces U.S. in Cleaner Coal-Fired Plants

    05/11/2009 5:30:53 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 20 replies · 880+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 10, 2009 | Keith Bradsher
    China’s frenetic construction of coal-fired power plants has raised worries around the world about the effect on climate change. China now uses more coal than the United States, Europe and Japan combined, making it the world’s largest emitter of gases that are warming the planet. But largely missing in the hand-wringing is this: China has emerged in the past two years as the world’s leading builder of more efficient, less polluting coal power plants, mastering the technology and driving down the cost. While the United States is still debating whether to build a more efficient kind of coal-fired power plant...
  • Coen Brothers Make New Anti-Clean Coal Spot

    02/26/2009 4:39:54 PM PST · by EveningStar · 33 replies · 686+ views
    Variety ^ | February 26, 2009
    The Reality Coalition, set up by five environmental orgs to debunk the notion that there is such a thing as "clean coal," is introducing a new ad spot directed by the Coen Brothers, to be introduced in broadcast and online media today... But even President Obama mentioned clean coal in his speech before Congress on Tuesday...
  • Why Obama's Energy Policy Will Cripple US

    12/30/2008 1:51:58 PM PST · by Michael Eden · 15 replies · 846+ views
    American Sentinel ^ | December 30, 2008 | Michael Eden
    A BBC story begins to put Barack Obama's energy dilemma into perspective: As environment ministers from all over the world prepare for negotiations on climate change at Poznan in Poland this week, all eyes are on the future president of the United States. Barack Obama has pledged to overturn George Bush's policies by pushing for deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. But he inherits an energy system dependent on a heavily polluting fuel - coal. The question absolutely BEGS to be asked: "Why is our energy system so heavily dependent on coal?" The answer should have a profound impact on...
  • The Reality Campaign (anti-clean coal TV ads)

    12/13/2008 7:49:49 AM PST · by Erik Latranyi · 31 replies · 673+ views
    The Reality Coalition ^ | December 2008 | The Reality Coalition
    About the Reality Campaign In reality, there is no such thing as "clean" coal in America today. Coal cannot be called 'clean' until its CO2 emissions are captured and stored safely. Let's be clear: there are no US homes, factories, shopping centers or churches powered by coal plants that capture and store their global warming pollution. Today, coal power plants emit carbon dioxide (CO2), the pollutant causing the climate crisis. A third of the America's carbon pollution now comes from about 600 coal-fired power plants. And of the more than 70 proposed new coal power plants, barely a handful have...
  • Quicker, Easier Way To Make Coal Cleaner

    11/20/2008 1:46:37 AM PST · by CE2949BB · 61 replies · 1,280+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | Nov. 19, 2008 | ScienceDaily
    ScienceDaily (Nov. 19, 2008) — Construction of new coal-fired power plants in the United States is in danger of coming to a standstill, partly due to the high cost of the requirement — whether existing or anticipated — to capture all emissions of carbon dioxide, an important greenhouse gas. But an MIT analysis suggests an intermediate step that could get construction moving again, allowing the nation to fend off growing electricity shortages using our most-abundant, least-expensive fuel while also reducing emissions.
  • The Energy Messiah

    11/07/2008 4:33:42 AM PST · by shove_it · 8 replies · 1,047+ views
    forbes via yahoo ^ | 11/24/2008 | Gady Epstein
    A Chinese inventor says he can make coal clean and superefficient. Should we believe him? [...] Teased by blue skies and clear, starry nights during the Olympics, Beijingers will soon find themselves choking on the harsh reality of coal heat in a crowded city. With Olympic restrictions lifted, the cars are back on the road and the factories are running at full throttle. As winter sets in, the residential boilers of northern China will fire up, blanketing the ground with black soot. Wang Yongjiang thinks he can help clear the air. The 58-year-old entrepreneur has invented a boiler, currently in...
  • McCain campaign jumps on Biden's clean coal comments ( Sept 24 , 2008 )

    11/03/2008 1:46:43 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies · 690+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Wednesday, September 24, 2008 | James O'Toole, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    Steve Helber/Associated Press Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del. speaks during a rally at the Woodbridge Community Center in Woodbridge, Va., yesterday. Republicans yesterday criticized Democratic vice-presidential candidate Joseph R. Biden Jr. over an overheard comment at odds with Illinois Sen. Barack Obama's campaign pledge to support the development of clean coal plants in the United States. In the remarks, circulated on YouTube, the Delaware senator seems to reject the idea of building new coal-fired plants domestically, while suggesting that clean-coal technology, a goal that both campaigns have promised billions of dollars to develop, should be used to...
  • OBAMA TELLS SAN FRANCISCO HE WILL INTENTIONALLY BANKRUPT THE COAL INDUSTRY!!!

    11/02/2008 2:51:06 AM PST · by Pacothecat · 489 replies · 18,706+ views
    Audio Unearthed ATTN: Coal states Virginia , Ohio, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Indiana and more guess what Obama told San Francisco about you. San Francisco Gate Interview January 17 2008
  • Palin Attacks Obama on Coal Production

    11/02/2008 12:41:49 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 77 replies · 3,702+ views
    http://blogs.wsj.com/ ^ | Nov 2,2008 | Nick Timiraos
    Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin unleashed a new volley against Barack Obama on a four-city tour of Ohio on Sunday by touting newly released audio comments made by the Democratic presidential candidate promising to restrict the construction of new coal-fired power plants in the U.S. The issue is particularly sensitive in coal-rich Ohio, West Virginia, and Colorado. Obama made the comments to the San Francisco Chronicle in January, which were posted on YouTube over the weekend. Obama said that under his proposal to cap greenhouse gases, energy suppliers would get incentives to develop technologies to reduce pollution and to use...
  • McCain Ad Hits Obama-Biden for Contradictory Positions on Clean Coal Technology - Video 9/24/08

    09/24/2008 11:03:31 AM PDT · by blogsforthompson.com · 2 replies · 324+ views
    Blogs for John McCain ^ | September 24, 2008 | brianinmo
    Here is a new McCain Web Ad that goes after the conflicting positions of Barack Obama and his running mate Joe Biden on clean coal technology. . . . (see video at link)
  • The Clintons' Coal-Gate (Massive US Reserves Of "Clean-Coal" Removed From Market)

    09/24/2008 6:11:26 AM PDT · by icwhatudo · 28 replies · 198+ views
    NVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | January 23, 2008 | staff
    -snip- In fact, the declaration of 1.7 million Utah acres as a national monument, thereby depriving an energy-starved U.S. up to 62 billion tons of environmentally safe low-sulfur coal worth $1.2 trillion and minable with minimal surface impact, was a political payoff to the family of James Riady. He's the son of Lippo Group owner Mochtar Riady. James was found guilty of — and paid a multimillion dollar fine for — funneling more than $1 million in illegal political contributions through Lippo Bank into various American political campaigns, including Bill Clinton's presidential run in 1992. Clinton took off the world...
  • Biden: 'No coal plants here in America'

    09/23/2008 7:50:47 AM PDT · by mmanager · 77 replies · 253+ views
    Politico ^ | September 23, 2008 | Ben Smith
    Some great rope line video from Joe Biden's recent Ohio swing, where he was asked by an anti-pollution campaigner about clean coal -- a controversial approach in Democratic circles for which Obama has voiced support, particularly during the Kentucky primary. Biden's apparent answer: He supports clean coal for China, but not for the United States. "No coal plants here in America," he said. "Build them, if they're going to build them, over there. Make them clean." "We’re not supporting clean coal," he said of himself and Obama who do, on paper, support clean coal.
  • Cleaning Up Coal's Act

    09/15/2008 4:59:36 AM PDT · by shove_it · 6 replies · 178+ views
    wsj.com ^ | 9/15/2008 | DAVID WINNING
    New projects offer the chance to tap inaccessible reserves, as well as limit the release of harmful gases BEIJING -- India and China are at the forefront of a new wave in clean-coal technology that has the potential to tap enormous and otherwise inaccessible coal reserves -- and to slow the speed of climate change. The Asian giants are investigating large-scale commercial projects that would produce energy by burning the coal where it lies, deep below the Earth's surface. Building on pilot projects in the U.S. and elsewhere, the two countries are also looking at the possibility of capturing and...
  • Mounting Costs Slow the Push for Clean Coal

    06/03/2008 12:29:30 AM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 113+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 30, 2008 | MATTHEW L. WALD
    WASHINGTON — For years, scientists have had a straightforward idea for taming global warming. They want to take the carbon dioxide that spews from coal-burning power plants and pump it back into the ground. President Bush is for it, and indeed has spent years talking up the virtues of “clean coal.” All three candidates to succeed him favor the approach. So do many other members of Congress. Coal companies are for it. Many environmentalists favor it. Utility executives are practically begging for the technology. But it has become clear in recent months that the nation’s effort to develop the technique...
  • Terminating Global Warming, Energy Dependence or Private Property Rights?

    07/09/2006 6:25:09 AM PDT · by intl trader · 3 replies · 2,067+ views
    In this article, the ITSSD examines whether the Western Governors' Clean Energy Plan, which is intended to terminate the phantom menace known as global warming, is actually another back-door’ environmental regulatory ‘takings’ regime that will benefit some at the expense of others.
  • QUID PRO COAL 2: CLINTON CORRUPTION + THE SEQUESTRATION OF GASEOUS FOSSILS (hillary does coal@NPC)

    05/28/2006 9:36:07 PM PDT · by Mia T · 77 replies · 3,266+ views
    Alamo-Girl, Loretta Lynn, laissez-fairerepublic.com, National Press Club, C-SPAN | 5.29.06 | Mia T
    QUID PRO COAL2: CLINTON CORRUPTION + THE SEQUESTRATION OF GASEOUS FOSSILS(HILLARY DOES COAL AT THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB) by Mia T, 4.27.06 But we have to deal with coal, because we have huge resources of coal. Coal is to us what oil is to Saudi Arabia. And part of our domestic strategy must involve coal. But unless we learn to burn it cleanly, the price of independence from imported oil by using coal will be accelerated global warming. Even if the United States never burned another lump of coal, China is bringing on-line a 1,000 megawatt coal-fired power plant...
  • How many more disasters before we build more refineries, clean coal & nuke plants, & drill more oil?

    09/07/2005 7:25:12 AM PDT · by Allen H · 30 replies · 986+ views
    09/07/05 | Allen H.
    Now that the dust is starting to settle and the smoke starting to clear and all those in the effected area who want help are getting it after Katrina, there is something very important that needs to be tackled for the future of the country’s stability. And it needs to be dealt with now. Should have years ago but a Democrat minority killed it. The tree huggers have put us in this position that has us all paying almost $3.00 or more for regular unleaded. And it’s no one’s fault BUT theirs. I want clean air and water too. And...
  • Sun, wind, water / Developing and using renewable energy makes sense, creates jobs

    05/04/2004 11:06:13 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 22 replies · 193+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Tuesday, May 04, 2004 | Mike Kane
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. Sometimes amazing things come together right before our eyes -- if we take the time to see them. "Miracle," the hit movie about the 1980 US Olympic Hockey Team that suddenly galvanized our country, including the large number of those of us who are not hockey fans, currently is bringing this to light. But Pennsylvania is poised for a miracle of its own. And, as in the movie, with the right focus and dedication, we can achieve spectacular results. The miracle I'm talking about is related to renewable energy resources. For...