By Glenn Kellow
Peabody Energy President and Chief Executive Officer
With global leaders agreeing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, much greater discussion is needed about energy solutions to deliver reliable, affordable low-carbon electricity. In the weeks following the Paris summit, all of us must recognize that why we need energy is as important as how we supply it.
Clean coal technology points us in the direction we need to go and is showing us the way to a cleaner environment. High efficiency coal technology reduces the carbon footprint at today’s power plants. Over time, carbon capture and storage would make electricity from coal virtually emissions free.
At a time when fossil fuels supply 80 percent of the world’s energy and are expected to dominate for decades, a portfolio of low carbon technologies is required for sustainable resource development aligning with the world’s economic, social and environmental goals.