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Forum Post: Clean Coal Using OWS in its Pitch

Posted 2 years ago on Sept. 30, 2012, 12:47 p.m. EST by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eR6oNbJqQ4&feature=youtu.be

Found this on an occpiers facebook page (not sure of the original source, just to clarify that with the link Nazi here)...

Pretty messed up. What the hell is clean coal anyways? I cannot think of a single instance of coal ever being clean. Its filthy stuff.

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[-] 2 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 2 years ago

The message: America is asleep (city shown at sunrise), time to wake up, the alarm is ready to ring (clock at 6:59 AM), time is running out (the new years eve and sports clock countdown), industrial America (the US flag on the crane), and Washington is in charge, you aren't (the view is from the back seat of car looking at Capitol building, someone else is steering). All in the first 5 seconds.

What else do you see?

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[-] 0 points by yobstreet (-575) 2 years ago

I support carbon capture, or, the zero emissions boiler.

[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) 2 years ago

Yeah, carbon is not this issue with coal. All heat dependent energy produces carbon except for nuclear which produces way worse. The problem with coal is all of the other byproducts like mercury, sulfuric acid, ect... Your carbon landfill fill is no answer for that.

[-] 0 points by yobstreet (-575) 2 years ago

Well, then what about zero emissions boilers?

[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) 2 years ago

did you ever make a potato battery in school? Did you know the telegraph was initially powered by rods of metal stuck into the dirt? Did you know that boats ride on top of an open battery? We pay for energy when it's free, everywhere, all the time. We are being sold our own shirts. If this sounds a little nuts, I agree.

"Researchers use the ocean to recharge their batteries"

[-] -1 points by yobstreet (-575) 2 years ago

While all of this is true.... most of us will not see a coal or crude free world in our lifetime; in the meantime we need energy, and we need a lot of it.

It's either that or we regress five hundred years, or more, since we no longer recall past technology.

[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) 2 years ago

Power this with the tech I linked to in my previous comment, BAM, a revolution in water vehicle propulsion (barges, industrial shipping) and the next energy related boom for the economy. All it takes is one of these many ideas floating around to meet the right entrepreneur and we may see it sooner than you think.

[-] 0 points by yobstreet (-575) 2 years ago

I'm hoping we do see it sooner; in fact, I am quite certain we will see some of it sooner - but in my lifetime, I will never see NYC powered entirely with alternative energy. In rural areas the price of fuel oil is rapidly deforesting the viewscape; I don't like it.