Saturday, March 16, 2013

"Clean coal"

It's hard to know where to begin with the latest piece of crap about climate and energy by the Times's Joe Nocera. Well, here's one place. After applauding the alleged environmental benefits of coal gasification, he asks, "So who could possibly be against coal gasification and carbon capture?" Oh yes, well, the rate payers, because "clean coal" evidently does not pass a cost benefit analysis, and someone will have to pay for it. And then there are irrational environmentalists like Bill McKibben, whose "crusade has blinded him to the real problem." Nevermind that McKibben so far has shown a better understanding of the economics than Nocera. But then, too, there's this:... what environmentalist could possibly object to clean coal?

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