06 Aug '11, 12pm

How to Clean Up the Carbon Mess

How to Clean Up the Carbon Mess

Editor's Note: This is the latest episode of Energy NOW! , A video program dedicated to energy and environmental issues. You can see the full video at the bottom of this post, and archived episodes are online at EnergyNow.com . First up this week, is it possible to burn coal without putting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere? Coal accounts for almost half the electricity generated in the U.S. and up to 80 percent in rapidly growing countries such as China and India. Scientists have warned that carbon dioxide from coal, and other fossil fuels, is heating up the planet and changing the Earth's climate. Correspondent Dan Goldstein takes a look at a new technology for washing out the carbon before it can get into the air. This week's energyTHEN takes us back to 1947, and a documentary that cast coal as the hero in America's post-war industrial boom. The film refers to coal as ...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2011/08/06/how-clean-carbon-...

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