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    all the presidents' days..., 2008-02-18 14:13:09 | Main | they stand on the shoulders of giant windbags..., 2008-02-20 02:31:23

    intermittency v. carbon sequesterization:

    While the subsurface reservoirs that would be used to permanently store carbon are finite in volume and number, those same reservoirs could be used as a sustainable resource for compressed-air energy storage.

    Mapping by the natural gas industry and the Electric Power Research Institute shows that suitable geologic formations exist in 75 percent of the country, often close to metropolitan areas. Indeed, a compressed-air energy storage system would look similar to the U.S. natural gas storage system. The industry stores eight trillion cubic feet of gas in 400 underground reservoirs. By 2050 our plan would require 535 billion cubic feet of storage, with air pressurized at 1,100 pounds per square inch. Although development will be a challenge, plenty of reservoirs are available, and it would be reasonable for the natural gas industry to invest in such a network.

    No fancy ass batteries required. No building new gas pipelines to another reservoir every 20 years.

    This has been another explanation for why clean coal is the product of mentally retarded lobbyists and not an indication that the coal industry is suddenly and unexplainedly dedicated to greener living. If FutureGen was a stupid idea for Illinois, clean-coal research is a dumb idea for Kentucky.

    h/t


:: posted by buermann @ 2008-02-18 16:37:15 CST | link


    Comments:
      Energy Independence Now!
      No more Oil Wars!
      Stop funding the terrorists!
      Drill in Anwar.
      Build more nuclear power plants
      Use More coal.
      Use more natural gas
      Turn trash into energy
      Double the efficiency of windmills and solar cells.
      If France can do nuclear power so can we.
      If Brazil can do biomass/ethanol power so can we.
      If Australia can do LNG power so can we.
      Domestically produced energy will end recession and spur the economy.

    posted by poetryman69 @ 2008-02-24 03:55:17 | link




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