Many politicians are touting clean coal technology as a viable fuel source. There is a rising chorus of people from science, alternative energy businesses and industry who dispute these assertions. In the United States, we burn coal to make electricity. The emissions are waste from burning coal that have already had many negative consequences including: several kinds of local air pollution, air pollution drift, forest destruction by acid rain, mercury pollution of waters and the problematic disposal of toxic fly ash.
Investigate the concept of clean coal. Listen to the University of Michigan's The Environment Reports:
Discover - You use electricity every day.
Explore the concept of clean coal. Research the issue/idea.
T. Boone Pickens has offered a national energy plan.
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Aligned with Pennsylvania Academic Standards for Environment and Ecology, Science and Technology, Careers, Civics and Government, Reading Writing, Speaking. 4.2. Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources A. Explain that renewable and nonrenewable resources supply energy and materials. Identify alternative sources of energy. Identify and compare fuels used in industrial and agricultural societies. Compare and contrast the cycles of various natural resources. 10. A. Analyze the use of renewable and nonrenewable resources. Explain the effects on the environment and sustainability through the use of nonrenewable resources. Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of reusing our natural resources. 12. A. Analyze factors affecting the availability of renewable and nonrenewable resources. Evaluate the use of natural resources and offer approaches for using them while diminishing waste.