Coal Cleaners in United States

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Coal Cleaners in United States

Postby dwayne.eri » Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:00 am

In the United States, Clean Coal has been mentioned by United States President George W. Bush on several occasions, including his 2007 State of the Union Address. Bush's position is that clean coal technologies should be encouraged as one means to reduce the country's dependence on foreign oil. Senator Hillary Clinton has also recently said that "we should strive to have new electricity generation come from other sources, such as clean coal and renewables." The US Department of Energy is working with private industry in developing clean coal technologies. One of the clean coal technologies being developed is carbon sequestration, capturing carbon dioxide and eliminating or slowing its release back into the atmosphere. Another technology under development is Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle or IGCC. During the 2008 US Presidential campaign, both candidates John McCain and Barack Obama expressed interest in the development of clean coal technologies as part of an overall comprehensive energy plan. The development of clean coal also creates the possibility of international business for the United States and other world markets.

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Postby Wilberforce » Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:25 am

And what they don't tell us is how prohibitively expensive it is.

To date, not one clean coal plant exists in the United States.

With the economy in a deepening recession, can we afford this folly?
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