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Old 01-28-2013, 02:54 PM
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HERE is the latest off the Internet News on the extent of the coal fired powerplants effects on China's air quality. How much of this is not hydrolyzed into acid rain on it's way across the Pacific Ocean?

China, Coal-Fired Power Plants, and Ecological Disaster | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:29 PM
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Yes, that images of the China brown cloud went around the world... But I doubt that it will really change that much - after all they are all hooked on the demand for growth and nothing is as cheap as coal to get the energy to grow their industry

And the "solution" to the smog is obvious - not a reduction in coal consumption but a techno-fix like air filters. Like they did in Germany and probably most of the US - just that this does nothing to halt CO2 emission and coal mining - but the smog is gone then and at least it LOOKS clean...
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:39 PM
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Let's assume that they get a sudden attack of Conscience, and install electrostatic precipitators, AND scrubbers on EVERY smokestack in China. NOW what will they do with all the carbonate slurry that is generated??
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They will not - until they suddenly get swamped in slurry from a big pond that was used to dump it

No sadly I am a bit cynical there and feel that too many nations are basically only doing something if something happens (in the article they call it the "Cuyahoga moment") to wake people up. Sadly what they usually do then is something to exactly get rid of this single issue. Its just patching things up, like taking a painkiller for that back pain coming from carrying 100 pound sacks all day long.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:07 PM
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