TITLE

Phaeton's Reins: The only practical approach is to pursue technologies that burn coal more clearly

AUTHOR(S)
Victor, David G.; Cullenward, Danny
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
Boston Review;Jan/Feb2007, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Essay
ABSTRACT
This essay discusses global warming and technologies for efficient coal burning. Often, the benefits to an industry are chosen over benefits to climate. World governments are slow with the application of updated coal-burning designs. Global initiatives such as the Kyoto Protocol are explored in relation to the United States, Canada, and China. Curbing climate change will require cutting emissions and federal law. Natural gas competes with coal and fossil fuel. Creating efficient plants would require a rise in temperature and "super-critical" units. Carbon dioxide emissions need to be limited. The author unpacks the politics behind power-plant efficiency, government incentives, investors, and global policy.
ACCESSION #
24159171

 

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