Andy Revkin's New York Times Dot Earth has published a letter from Vic Svec, Senior Vice President for Peabody Energy, the largest private coal company in the world, reacting to the statement made earlier this week by NASA's Dr. James Hansen that top executives of coal and oil companies should be tried for “crimes against humanity and nature.”
Here's an excerpt of the Svec letter:
A new coal plant in eastern Arkansas is expected to come on line in 2010. The joke is that the supporters of the $1.3 billion coal-fired power plant are pointing to "emerging technology that could capture and store carbon..." (my emphasis)
Anyone who has ever visited the southwestern state of New Mexico understands why the state's nickname is "The Land of Enchantment". From the vast grasslands in the south, to the Rio Grande Gorge and Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the north, it is a land of incredible beauty and wildlife, unique ecosystems, and cultural diversity.
Check out this video called Clean Coal Does Not Exist submitted by one of our readers. Well done!
This weeks issue of the Economist tackles the enormous topic of “The future of energy”.
The article adresses solar, geothermal, biofuels, electric cars, nuclear power, and our favorite pipedream technology- carbon storage.