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  •  Check this on CCS (0+ / 0-)

    "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

    by xaxnar on Thu Mar 06, 2014 at 10:27:08 AM PST

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    •  Thanks.. good to know.. (0+ / 0-)

      But that kinda proves my point.. This is the first large scale test and it won't begin until this summer.. after the EPA rules go into effect.

      A few caveats that should be considered. 90% capture is far better than no capture at all, but if this makes zero carbon energy sources less competitive and drives them out of the market, that's not good. It remains to be seen how efficient the capture process will be in actual production too, and what other complications follow from it. (How long does the capture solvent last, what does disposing of it entail, etc.) The loss in efficiency from the capture process means that much more coal will need to be burned to make up the difference.
      It's a darned good step.. but it is still too early to call it a proven solution.
      •  And in a way it doesn't matter (0+ / 0-)

        Even if it worked perfectly, Manchin and his ilk would fight tooth and nail to keep the industry from being forced to clean up its act - gotta protect those profit margins.

        "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

        by xaxnar on Thu Mar 06, 2014 at 05:46:17 PM PST

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