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Thoughts on Environmental Economics

CCS sentence of the day

Posted by Rich Sweeney on December 19, 2007

Describing FutureGen, an alliance of coal producers, users and government working towards a zero emissions coal power plant, David Hawkins of the Natural Resources Defense Council wrote simply,

“Too much future, too little gen.”

The quote is from a terrific post on DotEarth today by Andrew Revkin. I also really liked this passage,

The Chinese project, called GreenGen, has gained a new partner, Peabody Energy, the world’s largest private coal company (the one battling the governor of Kansas over stalled permits for coal-burning plants)…. You can find Peabody’s announcement of its GreenGen activities on its home page, just to the right of the ticker reeling off 2007 coal sales in tons per second. (It was at 226,861,610 tons around 9:30 this morning; what is it now?)

I actually have something of my own to add on this topic but am late to go check out Critter Cam at the National Geographic. In the meantime definitely check out Revkin’s post for yourself.

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