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View Diary: Possible Progressive Way to "Green Up" the Coal-Fired Power Plant Pollution Problem? (20 comments)

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  •  Goofy diary (0+ / 0-)

    1--You provide nothing about combining CO2 and hydrogen into a hydrocarbon fuel.  The formulas listed in your link both show CO2 yielded as a result of the reaction, not as a source material in the reaction

    2--The environmental aspects of coal mining are conveniently ignored.

    3--There is no affordable source of hydrogen.  How many bird-killing, view-killing wind farms would be needed?  Solar power sources are presently expensive plus how many thousands of acres would need to be covered?  Nukes?...that's a tough sell.

    •  uh, bird killing / view-killing? (1+ / 0-)
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      Quinton

      I'd be happy to show you a picture of the windfarm across the river from me, but I have yet to get an image from my camera with enough contrast to make it worth posting. It also took me 6 months for me to notice there was such a thing across from my back yard.

      IOW, they aren't quite as disruptive to views as Big Coal or that Cape Cod NIMBY group says they are. Have you ever seen an actual wind farm?

      And the bird-killing thing is another Big Coal talking point.

      Your points #1 and #2 make perfect sense.

      Looking for intelligent energy policy alternatives? Try here.

      by alizard on Mon Jan 14, 2008 at 05:25:22 PM PST

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    •  Perhaps this might help you to connect the dots (0+ / 0-)
    •  Goofy? Just because you can't connect the dots? (0+ / 0-)

      For the answer to your first problem, Combining co2 and hydrogen using solar, check this link out  

      For your second answer, deep mining CAN be done safely without wrecking the environment, but then we'd have to pass laws promoting safety and outlawing mountaintop removal, wouldn't we?

      And thirdly, you apparently weren't aware that water is 2 parts hydrogen.

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