This unexplained failure to implement “best-in-class” technologies for new coal-fired electricity generation capacity makes it impossible to reduce CO2 intensity of electricity generation.
In the past decade, 60% of new #coal capacity built uses the least efficient subcritical technology http://t.co/DfRnwqYo1Q #energy
— IEA (@IEA) May 14, 2014
The Advanced Energy for Life campaign web site is sponsored by Peabody Energy, "the world’s largest private-sector coal company" that likes to describe itself as "a global leader in sustainable mining and clean coal solutions".
|Advanced Energy - Coal keeps going backwards in the future|
The slick marketing claims of Peabody Energy include -
The need for new, 21st Century coal-fueled power plants is well understood by leaders in developing countries and regions.
Clean coal has the power to solve energy poverty, keep energy prices low, fuel the world’s best economies and use advanced technologies to improve the environment.
If, as Peabody Energy claims -
WHY DID SIXTY PERCENT OF NEW COAL-FIRED PLANTS BUILT IN THE LAST TEN YEARS USE THE LEAST-EFFICIENT TECHNOLOGY?