Thursday, April 23, 2009
Hot Air Oscars nomination: A Clean Use for Australian Coal
Australian Minister for Resources and Energy, Martin Ferguson, is hereby nominated for the Hot Air Oscar for highest-impact use of the words 'clean', 'ultra-clean', and 'low emissions'.
"This technology unlocks energy from Australia's significant stranded and uneconomic coal reserves."
"Technologies that convert coal and gas to ultra-clean diesel and jet fuel have the potential to replace Australia's declining oil reserves."
"The Australian Government is encouraging the development of coal-to-liquids in Australia through its election commitment to use the $500 million National Low Emissions Coal Fund to support projects generating minimal carbon emissions which utilise our extensive coal resources."
In a nutshell, they're investing government money in turning uneconomic coal that would otherwise have been left in the ground into CO2 in the atmosphere. Brilliant! Icebergs all round!
Thanks to Alexander Ac for the nomination.