23 Oct '11, 2pm

Great blog as usual from @theturner Limitless clean energy from wastewater? Nah, let's stick w clean coal -- #climate

Great blog as usual from @theturner Limitless clean energy from wastewater? Nah, let's stick w clean coal -- #climate

Why? Why does clean coal seem so plausible and reasonable to energy bureaucrats and politicians and business leaders when lab-tested, truly gamechanging renewable technologies are treated as cute, peripheral novelties? Simple: vested interests and the endowment effect. The vested interests are theirs — in North America, in particular, our political and business elites are deeply invested in our lucrative, catastrophically destructive status quo — and the endowment effect is ours. They sell us the pipe dream of clean coal because we buy it. It doesn’t challenge the value we’ve invested in the system we’ve got, the one that keeps our plasma TVs aglow and our new mobile phones charged for another round of Angry Birds . It says we’ll stick with what we’ve got and bolt a miracle fix onto it when we need to.

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