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Carbon capture research vital to nation’s energy future

The Dickinson Press:

According to certain blinkered political commentators, who see America’s energy grids as yet another venue for team-sports partisanship, coal-fired electrical production ought to go away already.

Their simpleton’s view portrays nothing more than pro-coal Republicans facing off with pro-renewables Democrats.

They cast efforts to improve coal for modern energy markets, stuff like carbon capture technology, as something akin to that band which kept playing as the Titanic sank.

They’re using “research” from groups like the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) which, though it masquerades as an academic endeavor, is really an advocacy outfit.

It’s right there in the group’s mission statement as posted on their website. Their goal is “to accelerate the transition to a diverse, sustainable and profitable energy economy.” In other words, they’re out to get rid of traditional energy, like coal, and replace it with something else. Their report attacking Project Tundra, a carbon capture project here in North Dakota that’s backed by coal-fired energy producers and research dollars from the government, was a given. They see it as their job to kill coal, and their “research” is going to support that mission. 

[Rob Port]

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