‘Clean coal’ debunked
BZE radio talks to Lynette Molyneaux:
Dr Lynette Molyneaux is currently researching the resilience of electricity systems at the University of Queensland (UQ). Her research interests include carbon abatement with particular emphasis on incentives for investment in abatement technologies. In this podcast, Lynette talks about why so-called ‘clean coal’ power isn’t the answer to Australia’s emissions targets or energy resilience.
BZE Technology Radio Show: 17 March 2017: Podcast:
Lynette talked about:
- different types of ‘clean coal’ technologies, their efficiencies, costs and emissions
- our ageing coal fired power installations
- meeting our Paris commitments and the feasibility of carbon capture and storage
- incompatibility of ‘clean coal’ with our Paris targets with CCS as yet unproven
Is ‘clean coal’ power the answer to Australia’s emissions targets?
(The Conversation: 25 Jan 2017: Lynette Molyneaux)