Kemper Ewectwicity by Tweety Bird

A typical coal plant is 1000 MW and used to cost 1 billion to build. This Mississippi disaster is now breaking a record for stupid.

6 billion to get less than 600 MW output so you can sequester life-sustaining carbon dioxide?

Many years ago, here in North Texas some fanatic greenies, led by a now ex Dallas Mayor and former journalist named Miller, told the Texas electricity companies–no more plain old coal plants cause coal plants were killing the children or the ground squirrels and prairie dogs. They created a regional t-shirt brigade. Miller was a real jerk, typical consumer journalist turned politician.

They wanted one of them fancy new sequester the CO2 plants.

We’re still waiting. They don’t deliver. It is a fool’s errand.

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6 responses to “Kemper Ewectwicity by Tweety Bird

  1. John, did Miller get along well with T. Boone(doggle) Pickens, the famous West Texas wind rancher? (It’s been a while since I left Amarillo.)

    • I must confess to voting for her. She was certainly an improvement over the corrupt Ron Kirk for Dallas, but she’s no scientist. Politician through and through

      • hey ben she was really a dem who ran as a rep, here husband was a dem mover/shaker.

        I wrote something she didn’t like once—a very obnoxious woman. very green.

        John Dale Dunn MD JD Consultant Emergency Services/Peer Review Civilian Faculty, Emergency Medicine Residency Carl R. Darnall Army Med Center Fort Hood, Texas Medical Officer, Sheriff Bobby Grubbs Brown County, Texas 325 784 6697 (h) 642 5073 (c)

  2. Geologist Down The Pub Sez

    CO2 is a pretty important industrial gas,and in demand in a number of industries. Has this project made any calculations about the marketing of CO2 and the income so produced?

    • There’s no market. CO2 is so easy and cheap to make that it’s just not economically viable to clean coal gas enough to be marketable in the product industry. Quantities sufficient for enhanced gas recovery need to be piped directly, so it’s very location-dependent.

  3. Why would you want to capture/sequester life-sustaining carbon dioxide in the first place. Doing so wasts the energy produced by the plant.

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