Sunday, May 10, 2009

What Do We Do About Coal?

CBS News 60 Minutes program recently broadcast an eye-opening, if somewhat disconcerting, story about coal generated power in the United States.  Put simply, "What do we do about coal?"

"The Dilemma Over Coal Generated Power" put the spotlight on Jim Rogers, the CEO of Duke Energy.  Among other things, Rogers, whose company annually emits 100 million tons of carbon dioxide, says it is "inevitable in my judgment" that soon the company and other major carbon emitters in the U.S. will be required to reduce their emissions.  The show also features James E. Hansen, a senior climate scientist at NASA.

For those interested in the energy/environment challenges that we face, this 12-minute show is quite enlightening.

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