29 Dec '12, 6pm

Dot Earth Blog: Coal Giant Peabody Drops Claim it is the 'Global Leader in Clean Energy Solutions'

We note on the front page of our website that Peabody Energy is the world’s largest private-sector coal company and a global leader in sustainable mining and clean coal solutions. One of the great untold environmental stories is the enormous progress in clean energy that has occurred in recent decades. We forget to celebrate the enormous progress that has been made in clean coal in recent decades. The core U.S. coal statistic is this: criteria emissions from coal use in the U.S. have declined a stunning 87% since 1970, during a time when coal use has nearly tripled. “Smokestacks” for coal plants have now become steam stacks, thanks to wet and dry ESPs, baghouses, low-NOx burners, SCRs, activated carbon injection and a host of other technologies. In addition, using coal in large centralized plants dramatically reduces the burning of fuel wood and waste that causes enormous ...

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