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Why Carbon Capture is A Vital Low Carbon Technology

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.

 

Make No Mistake: The Age of Coal Marches On

By Frank Clemente, PhD.
Professor Emeritus of Social Science, Penn State University

In the wake of the EPA’s final carbon rule, aka the so-called Clean Power Plan (CPP), there is much ado about where we will get our future energy and what happens to coal. Besides significantly raising energy prices for hard working Americans, the carbon rule will have virtually no impact on the global reality that coal will soon surpass oil in the amount of energy produced. Nor will the rule effectively reduce carbon emissions.

 

The World is Counting on Coal to Power Growing Needs

Rapid urbanization is driving energy growth across emerging economies, with as many as 70 million people migrating to urban centers each year through 2020. Much of this global growth is being fueled by coal: one 500 megawatt coal plant comes online every three days. The majority of this power is being developed as high-efficiency supercritical and ultra-supercritical generation that delivers very low emissions.