Kevin Rudd wins Golden Fleece Award

Viv Forbes
The Carbon Sense Coalition has awarded its Inaugural Golden Fleece Award to former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd of Australia and coal industry leaders for "flagrant fleecing of community savings in futile 'research' on Carbon Capture & Sequestration - a costly and complex process designed to capture and bury carbon dioxide gas produced by burning carbon fuels such as coal, oil and gas". It is obviously possible, in an engineering sense, to collect, separate, compress, pump and pipe gases, so new "research" is largely a waste of money. Engineers know how to do these things, and their likely costs. But only foolish green zealots would think of spending billions to bury a harmless, invisible, life-supporting gas in hopes of cooling the climate some time in the century ahead. About 2.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide are produced for every tonne of coal burnt in a power station. To capture, compress and bury it could take at least 30% of the electricity produced, greatly increasing the cost...(Read Full Post)

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