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Why Clean Coal Is A Myth

Why Clean Coal Is A Myth

Coal is cheap, efficient, and plentiful– but horrible for the environment. What about clean coal? Does clean coal exist?

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“Such arguments are the basis of a new PR campaign launched by Peabody, the world’s largest private coal company (which unlike some rivals is profitable, thanks to its low-cost Australian mines). And coal would indeed be a boon, were it not for one small problem: it is devastatingly dirty.”

Polluted air causes 5.5 million deaths a year new research says

“Most of these deaths are occurring in the rapidly developing economies of China and India. The main culprit is the emission of small particles from power plants, factories, vehicle exhausts and from the burning of coal and wood.”

China May Not Find Enough Coal to Burn

“Energy-guzzling China is facing a coal conundrum. Rapid urbanization and industrialization will keep China’s coal consumption at record highs of around 4 billion tons per year by 2015. At the same time, the country will have to fight for coal security and to keep its supply line uninterrupted, according to the first energy outlook report from China’s Energy Research Institute (ERI).”
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