Ignore the Politics, Carbon Capture Research Is a Necessity

MINOT, N.D. — According to certain blinkered political commentators, who see America’s energy grids as yet another venue for team-sports partisanship, coal-fired electrical production ought to go away already.

Their simpleton’s view portrays nothing more than pro-coal Republicans facing off with pro-renewables Democrats.

They cast efforts to improve coal for modern energy markets, stuff like carbon capture technology, as something akin to that band which kept playing as the Titanic sank.

They’re using “research” from groups like the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) which, though it masquerades as an academic endeavor, is really an advocacy outfit.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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