Insane – US Unveils Plan to Bury Carbon

Posted on July 17, 2008. Filed under: CarbCrap |

Reuter- WASHINGTON – The United States unveiled plans on Tuesday to bury climate-warming carbon dioxide emissions deep underground to keep the greenhouse gas from further heating up the atmosphere.

The burial process, known as carbon capture and storage or geologic sequestration, has long been part of the Bush administration’s strategy to combat climate change without imposing any economy-wide limit on carbon emissions.

But this is the first time the US government has proposed requirements on how to do it. No federal rule is expected until late 2010 at the earliest, according to Benjamin Grumbles of the Environmental Protection Agency.

HAASE – Why is this insanity? This is a short term REACTIVE fix that will deplete economy and finite coal & oil reserves… It allows us to continue pushing off inevitable conservation and technology programs required for a sustainable future. 

I have listed the top five “simple inarguable problems” with the (CCS) carbon capture and storage plans 
ONE – Raises the energy consumption of a coal plant by an average of 32 percent (together, CCS will probably raise energy consumption by as much as 50 percent).
TWO – Managing buried CO2 may be as bad or worse than atomic waste that has put nations nuclear energy program in the hole over 90 Billion
THREE –  as a carbon sink they are all but meaningless.
FOUR –  A carbon capture and storage infrastructure requires HUGE infrastructure consisting of pipelines that rivals the existing oil and gas network.
FIVE- We have way to produce abundant energy with less than 10% CO2 foot print we do now (decades old tech). 

While I already covered this in detail (link here), crap like this will make anyone a nuclear energy advocate… it’s just nuts.

EPA and “policy” experts not buying it? Better read more about it here:
…it may be easy to read, many find it hard to understand.  Energy czars persuade the persuadable to continue a future built by destroying finite resources   “the greenest energy is that which you needn’t ever produce

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