Here is why the coal industry in the Western world is losing their battle over environmental groups.
Videos such as the one below from Greenpeace are spreading the dirtiness of coal across the web using animated graphics. If the coal industry wants to put out the message of being clean and green, they should spend their money making cartoons. Of course that will elicit various response of them greenwashing...
Still there is hope for the coal industry. As soon as CCS technology can be economically commercialized, they can put out an animated ad of their own to replace Mr. Graverson Green.
In fact, UK power provider Powerful Power Ltd. (my tongue just got twisted I think) plans to start operating its new clean coal power station in in Stainforth, South Yorkshire, by 2013 using a carbon capture technology from Honeywell's UOP business.
Honeywell said the new facility will be the first clean-power coal station in Europe and is designed for up to 90 percent overall carbon capture.
In the US, oil company ExxonMobil said it has committed more than $100 million to complete development and testing of an improved natural gas treating technology known as Controlled Freeze Zone (CFZ), which could make CCS more affordable and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.