05 Apr '12, 5pm

Clean coal nonsense: New industry ad claims ‘real environmental progress’

Cross-posted from Climate Progress . “The clock is ticking, America. It’s time we focused on reality instead of rhetoric.” Finally, a national ad about the threat of climate change? Nope. It’s another piece of spin from the coal industry. Under threat from cheap natural gas, savvy activist groups working overtime to shut down plants, and the declining cost of renewable energy, the coal industry has rolled out a new ad trying desperately to paint itself as “clean.” It’s time to recognize that America’s unsurpassed coal reserves can deliver centuries of affordable electricity … It’s time we recognized that the nearly $100 billion spent on clean coal technologies have resulted in real environmental progress. Centuries of coal burning? Scientists warn that we are already hitting tipping points that would make accelerating warming trends irreversible. If we burn coal for a coup...

Full article: http://grist.org/coal/clean-coal-nonsense-new-industry-ad...

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