“Clean Coal” is, well, dirty


On my trip home Friday, I saw someone in the airport watching Kilowatt Ours.    The West Virginia mountain top blowing and scraping reminded me of something I didn’t have time to comment on few weeks ago—the coal ash spills  in Tennessee around Christmas.  What a stark and terrible reminder of the consequences of our energy choices.  We cannot dig or drill our way out of energy situation.  Forget the clean coal mythology.  We need to get smarter how we use energy, in our building, homes, for transportation, and for industry.




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2 Responses to ““Clean Coal” is, well, dirty”

  1. “Clean” coal not a panacea « GreenHomes America Says:

    […] “Clean” coal not a panacea By greenhomesamerica In a column on Friday, Jeff Ball of the Wall Street Journal talks about the Coal Hard Facts: Cleaning It Won’t Be Dirt Cheap. It seems right on. Of course, this doesn’t even address the impact of mining itself that I raised in an earlier post. […]

  2. Drill baby drill? It’s not a free pass. « GreenHomes America Says:

    […] baby drill? It’s not a free pass. By greenhomesamerica Like the mythical ”clean coal” drilling our way to salvation is not without its downsides.  The AP reports the oil spill […]

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