Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Coal By Any Other Name Would Smell As Foul

The BBC reports today that an American company wants to build a new coal-fired power station at Grangemouth.

They have the audacity to call it "The Caledonian Clean Energy Project"!

So what makes them think they can get away with that? Well, they use the three letters that seem to dazzle every politician the world over - CCS.

The company want a huge public subsidy to build the plant, capture only some of the emissions, and then pump it into depleted North Sea oilwells in order to extract more oil.

Quite what is clean about that, I fail to see.

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