Friday links: Energy
We made it through another week. The stock market is in the tank and shows no signs yet of reaching a bottom and you can now buy shares of Citi and GM stock for less than the cost of a McDonalds hamburger. But hey, Celebrity Apprentice is back on, that'll get me through.
Here's some news to get you through the last few hours of work.
• The stupidity of "clean coal" I love the subhead on this story- "Misleading and duplicitous ads on 'clean coal' cannot camouflage the stench of fossil fuels".
• Google proposes a plan to reduce U.S. dependency on fossil fuels
• A study shows over 10,000 new jobs would be created in Maine over four years if the state upgrades its power grid, an upgrade that would make it easier for wind farms in the northern part of the state to distribute power to more populous neighbor Massachusetts.
• John McCain was NOT happy when he heard that the Obama Administration was shutting down Yucca Mountain. He had a "terse exchange" with Energy Secretary Steven Chu during a Senate hearing this week. Just to be clear, Mr. McCain supports Yucca Mountain but outright dismissed the idea of transporting the waste through his state of Arizona. A real man of principles, that guy.
• The Economist gets carbon capture and storage (CCS) right- it's (another) boondoggle that has never and will never work in the real world. CCS is the coal industry buying themselves another decade or three and a convenient cover policy for politicians.
• UK Business Secretary Lord Mandleson was hit in the face with green custard by Leila Deen, an activist fighting against the expansion of London's Heathrow Airport. She was able to walk away and was not arrested.
• Surf/skate/street label Insight51 put together a jaw droppingly awesome art installation that you have to see.
Have a great weekend!
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