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If It Ain’t Broke…

Posted by wastedenergy on November 10, 2010

It was suggested by a friend that I share this handy reference chart with the Internet at large.  Keep in mind the numbers here are simply rough estimates and should be adjusted for inflation, but hopefully it gets the point across.  There’s been a lot of chatter about the “clean coal” concept lately, and, predictably, the industry has been advertising that “it works.”  Unfortunately, now that the technology has cleared the lowest possible hurdle and moved up to the same level of credibility as plasma gasification and algal biodiesel, it’s the same old story again: no amount of money can buy it any more love.  Anyway, if old king coal can live up to its reputation for affordability, we might start thinking about adding it to the list of contenders.  Until this time, any additional promotional materials will be treated as such.

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