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What to do with all those coal plants

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James Hansen, the NASA scientist who developed the first computer models of climate change, was excoriated as a Cassandra by fake think-thanks funded by the fossil-fuels industry and silenced by the Bush administration, and proved to be overly optimistic in his projections, says we need to shut down every coal plant as fast as humanly possible. Here’s how to keep them generating power: burn biomass. The challenge is generating the fuel without deforestation but with switchgrass and non-forested areas of limited agricultural use it can be done without putting pressure on food prices either.

Of Congress, Coal Plants and Biomass

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Written by ptullis

July 23, 2009 at 11:16 am

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