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    Global warming = Big business. A utility I worked for was scrubbing coal ash from stacks at 95% and were told that was not good enough. That was 1.7 million per scrubber on 5 stacks. Now they are going to spend another 17 million for gain another 2.5 percent. Guess who pays for it - you guessed it the customer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlague View Post
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    Denying global warming also = big business. Correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlague View Post
    Global warming = Big business. A utility I worked for was scrubbing coal ash from stacks at 95% and were told that was not good enough. That was 1.7 million per scrubber on 5 stacks. Now they are going to spend another 17 million for gain another 2.5 percent. Guess who pays for it - you guessed it the customer.

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    That's more acid rain and VOC prevention. "Clean coal" from a CO2 perspective is not currently implemented in the U.S. and to Edd's point, all green tech is pennies compared to the fossil fuel industry. Its not even a comparison. That's not to say theres money in green and clean tech, but we're talking totally different scales.

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    Double post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jully View Post
    "Clean coal" from a CO2 perspective is not currently implemented in the U.S.
    CO2 is not a pollutant so it's not a matter of cleanliness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jully View Post
    That's more acid rain and VOC prevention. "Clean coal" from a CO2 perspective is not currently implemented in the U.S. and to Edd's point, all green tech is pennies compared to the fossil fuel industry. Its not even a comparison. That's not to say theres money in green and clean tech, but we're talking totally different scales.
    Colorado Springs Utilities can burn coal cleaner than they can burn natural gas. Scrubbing coal stacks is pretty prevalent over all but does nothing for CO2. As far as CO2, many of the existing power plants that are coal fired are scheduled to be replaced with massive solar farms and other alternatives, but the cool plant in the Springs will be online until 2035 before it gets retired. The larger strategy has been focused on retirement to reducing CO2. A lot of the issue is also how CO2 emissions are reported to the UN which is based on a yearly concern rather than a lifetime model
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdfreetuna View Post
    CO2 is not a pollutant so it's not a matter of cleanliness.
    Not commenting on the phrase. That's just what its called...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlague View Post
    Colorado Springs Utilities can burn coal cleaner than they can burn natural gas. Scrubbing coal stacks is pretty prevalent over all but does nothing for CO2. As far as CO2, many of the existing power plants that are coal fired are scheduled to be replaced with massive solar farms and other alternatives, but the cool plant in the Springs will be online until 2035 before it gets retired. The larger strategy has been focused on retirement to reducing CO2. A lot of the issue is also how CO2 emissions are reported to the UN which is based on a yearly concern rather than a lifetime model
    Absolutely. Every energy type has its advantages and drawbacks. Theres some pretty impressive coal technology out there for sure.

    Reporting to the U.N. or anywhere in general is definitely an issue as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jully View Post
    Absolutely. Every energy type has its advantages and drawbacks. Theres some pretty impressive coal technology out there for sure.

    Reporting to the U.N. or anywhere in general is definitely an issue as well.
    And corporations that use coal are meeting requirements due reporting requirements that are on a life time and not per year by reporting annual figures.

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