The buzzwords of the day: “clean coal” has been talked about quite a bit during the ’08 presidential election as being the thing that will saves us. But is this “clean coal” really clean?
The concept of clean coal is said to be a solution to climate change and global warming by coal industry groups, while environmental groups maintain that it is greenwash, a public relations tactic that presents coal as having the potential to be an environmentally acceptable option. Greenpeace is a major opponent of the concept because emissions and wastes are not avoided, but are transferred from one waste stream to another. - Wikipedia
What do you think about clean coal? Can coal really be clean?