High costs bury AEP's carbon plan

High costs bury AEP's carbon plan

There are 1 comment on the The Columbus Dispatch story from Jul 15, 2011, titled High costs bury AEP's carbon plan. In it, The Columbus Dispatch reports that:

American Electric Power halted a test program that used this rig at a West Virginia power plant to drill a well to bury 110,000 tons of carbon dioxide 2,500 feet down.

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Nepean, Canada

#1 Jul 16, 2011
"What this means is that it's clearly much cheaper to clear the air by investing in alternative energy," Kanfer said of the Mountaineer decision. "It's just way too expensive to make coal cleaner."

Some common sense thought I would argue that they can use some 'cleaner' coal (IGCC and 60% thermal efficiency gas turbines) to provide a large part of the baseload by replacing older wasteful plants built in the 1960's.

And a renewal of SAFE nuclear.

While green energy may have a large place in the FUTURE of power generation, the problem is to do something useful in the SHORT TERM and the problems with coal is the dirtiness, the problem with nuclear is safety. Why not address THOSE issues NOW, not searching for perfection but just looking for improvements.

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