Clean coal not the answer: Gore  

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The Age has an article on Al Gore dissing the Victorian state government's belief that "clean coal" could be a real solution to reducing carbon emissions - Clean coal not the answer: Gore.

AUSTRALIA should not bank on being able to reduce its greenhouse emissions by storing carbon dioxide from coal-fired power plants, US climate advocate Al Gore has said.

A day after The Age revealed plans by the Brumby Government to gamble on "clean coal" technology in Victoria, Mr Gore expressed serious doubt about its viability and said Australia's focus should instead be on renewable energy.

"I think a country like Australia probably has more usable and profitable sources of renewable energy than any other nation," Mr Gore said in an interview with The Age.

"You have desert areas, abundant sunlight within tens of kilometres of most of your major cities.

"You have the ability to construct an Australian super-grid that will transmit that solar and wind and geothermal power straight to the cities . . . and in the process create lots of good new jobs." ...

Mr Gore is promoting a new book, Our Choice: a plan to solve the climate crisis, in which he explores the state of technology for alternative energy sources and carbon capture and storage.

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Another type of alternative energy is the solar energy. As this is one of the clean energy we can get yet this is also expensive. Funny thing is Middle East Countries Producing Fuel as traditionally energy, is hottest spot that is recommended place for production of solar electricity.

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Is clean coal worth exploring if there's not enough coal to go around?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZSQe1QcY7Y

Well - I don't think clean coal is worth exploring but I'm not a peak coal doomer - I think there's more than enough out there to cook our collective gooses (geese ?).

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