Friday, January 14, 2005

A quote

With a few spare minutes at work, I was reading a copy of the November / December issue of Foreign Affairs. One of the articles makes an argument for a process called "carbon sequestration" to reduce the level of carbon dioxide produced by fossil fuels. To quote:

"The technology is already available. The integrated gasified combined cycle (IGCC) coal-fired power plant crushes coal and mixes it with steam to make a hot combustible fluid called "syngas," stripping out sulfur, mercury, and other toxic pollutants. When syngas is consumed, it released large amounts of electric power, hydrogen, and a stream of carbon dioxide suitable for capture and geologic storage. If the emissions are sequestered, the IGCC becomes a zero-emission plant (ZEP). Coal-power generation has never looked so sexy."

Oh yeah, baby. You know Daddy likes it when you sequester your emissions. Mmmmm.


At 7:08 p.m., Blogger Channing said...

A few spare moments at work my ass!


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