February 17, 2009

Coal in trouble?

The green blogger is in Bolingbrook, IL, right now to cover Elevance's renewable chemistry round table and the opening of their new facility. Fortunately, she's a little bit early so has the time to blog a bit about the current coal situation.

According to New York Times, 83 coal plants in the US have either been voluntarily withdrawn or have been denied permits by state regulators because of the prospect of regulating carbon dioxide emissions concerns and its associated high costs. The article noted that roughly 600 coal-fired power plants in the US are responsible for one-third of the country's total carbon emissions.

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