Comments on: A bad week for U.S. coal projects http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/05/02/a-bad-week-for-us-coal-projects/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Ekaterina http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/05/02/a-bad-week-for-us-coal-projects/comment-page-1/#comment-339546 Tue, 19 May 2009 15:10:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12834#comment-339546 Emissions reduction mandates are expected to come into effect very soon—not just for heavy emitters, but medium and small emitters too. While mandatory reporting is a useful tool for managing carbon change, what is lacking in a lot of these programs is the ability to provide contextual detail, or to showcase emissions reduction achievements. Canadian Standards Association (CSA, World Secretariat for the development of ISO 14064, an international carbon accounting standard) just launched the GHG CleanStart™ Registry based on ISO 14064. It’s a voluntary program, but it covers the same bases as the regulated programs, while also allowing organizations to highlight their successes. Check it out at www.csa.ca/carbonperformance

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By: Kurve Ball http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/05/02/a-bad-week-for-us-coal-projects/comment-page-1/#comment-339374 Tue, 05 May 2009 06:48:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12834#comment-339374 Carbon Capture & Sequestration = Son of Nuclear Waste Dump. There will never be clean coal. Move on.

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By: Stephen Moore http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/05/02/a-bad-week-for-us-coal-projects/comment-page-1/#comment-339371 Mon, 04 May 2009 17:51:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12834#comment-339371 The future for coal-fired power stations may depend on whether Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) can be made to work effectively and economically.
It’s based on technology already used in the oil industry. Energy companies pump carbon dioxide into oil reservoirs so that they can raise the pressure and extract more oil and gas. More research needs to be done on the long-term effects and seepage rates of storing CO2 underground.
But it’s cost that remains the real sticking point. Adding to CCS technology to power stations is expensive. About a quarter of the power generated by a CCS-equipped power station is used in the chemical capture of the carbon dioxide, its compression and transport. Subsequently, CCS power stations will need to be about a third bigger to generate the same power as an equivalent conventional power station.

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By: norman http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/05/02/a-bad-week-for-us-coal-projects/comment-page-1/#comment-339369 Mon, 04 May 2009 14:40:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12834#comment-339369 if we hire the nasa people being layed off,they can solve the emmisions problen with coal very quickly

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By: Curt Preston http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/05/02/a-bad-week-for-us-coal-projects/comment-page-1/#comment-339366 Mon, 04 May 2009 03:00:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12834#comment-339366 Take a look a Thomas Friedman’s latest “Hot, Flat, and Crowded” for a review of the problems and some possible solutions. All we need is the will, individually and politically to make the major changes that are necessary. If we can pull off Manhattan and Apollo why not the energy-climate paradigm shift?

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By: CarmanK http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/05/02/a-bad-week-for-us-coal-projects/comment-page-1/#comment-339364 Mon, 04 May 2009 02:16:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12834#comment-339364 It seems so rediculous that people in the US are still making excuses for business interests to continue to operate irresponsibly. I believe that progress can be made incrementally and in some cases pollution, poisons etc can be released through ignorance. But once the science indicates there is hazards in business operations, there are no more excuses. If clean coal is possible then get it done. I dont want communities poisoned by fly ashe. I don’t want children dying because some millionaire wants a bigger boat. If the owner of the Peanut Corp of America had done the right thing when he first discovered salmonella in his product, he might still be in business and his employees would have jobs. I am tired of the excuses. America is a “Can do” nation, then do it and stop the whining.

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By: Pogue Mahone http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/05/02/a-bad-week-for-us-coal-projects/comment-page-1/#comment-339359 Sun, 03 May 2009 21:21:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12834#comment-339359 While China and India and the rest of the world enjoys reliable power in the future, and while their economies overpower the USA because of it, Americans can at least sit back in their second-rate economy during their blackouts and say “at least we did the right thing”, when the whole global warming/climate change issue proved to be as much a load of cobblers as all the predictions given about the future on the first Earth Day in 1970. Whoever thought it would be the Americans themselves that would vote for their own slow tortured demise?

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By: Julie http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/05/02/a-bad-week-for-us-coal-projects/comment-page-1/#comment-339358 Sun, 03 May 2009 20:42:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12834#comment-339358 What amazes me is the lack of efficient use of energy. We talk and talk about coal and nuclear and solar and wind power, yet very little is said about cutting down on wasted energy. Whether it is polite to industries or not, we need to give a civilized leap forward by stopping consumption of wasteful products and services that we didn’t need in the first place! Right now we people are cut off the coal debate because energy companies feed us electricity without giving us an option on where the electricity is taken from in the first place. Truly, dumb cheap people have taken over -that is their excuse. The mentally challenged individual of the previous reply is winning. I have no idea why he is even complaining.

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By: AEinstein http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/05/02/a-bad-week-for-us-coal-projects/comment-page-1/#comment-339348 Sun, 03 May 2009 04:53:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12834#comment-339348 Global warming is a hoax. There is no scientific data behind it. Stop being stupid and get serious. Greenies are ignorant and selfish people.

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By: Savina http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/05/02/a-bad-week-for-us-coal-projects/comment-page-1/#comment-339345 Sat, 02 May 2009 18:11:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12834#comment-339345 If we truly are reinventing and restructuring our economy and our effect on the rest of the world, as well as the environment, then we need to go green in order to show the rest of the world that we are still cutting edge (and stop holding on to how we used to be). There are plenty of other means of energy and power that can be used with renewable resources so we need to simply start over…

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