A favorite sound bite from critics of the coal industry is
that CCT and carbon sequestration aren’t viable energy solutions because they
will take too long to develop. When pressed for an alternative, these critics
repeat a mantra of their own: more wind, more solar.
And they’re right. We’re going to need every resource we’ve
got to meet our future energy needs – wind and solar included. But just like
clean coal technology, these renewables also need time for development. As
we’ve discussed here before, we’re a long way from mass implementation of wind
and solar power – there are still some kinks
to work out.
Just this week it was announced that
of a new wind farm
that developers say could be the world’s largest. The only problem? They don’t
know when it will be operational.
As we said, these things take time.