NY Times reporter believes in underground carbon sequestration

In an otherwise reasonable summary of some proposed major changes being suggested by the NYS Public Service Commission in how electrical utilities and their grids would operate, the reporter adds this unattributed cautionary note:
“Burning natural gas in thousands of locations would make it almost impossible to capture carbon from power plants and pump it underground to avoid worsening climate change.”

Now leaving aside the whole question of the claims of the AGW crowd, the big problem here, and no doubt the reason the reporter didn’t actually quote anyone by name for this paragraph, is that there isn’t a single production sized facility that is using (so called) carbon (dioxide) sequestration. There are a bunch of test programs, and there’s an oil/natural gas farm that’s reinjecting the CO2 contaminant back underground, and they all strongly suggest that there just ain’t no there, there.

rest of article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/05/nyregion/state-energy-plan-would-alter-new-york-utilities.html

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2 responses to “NY Times reporter believes in underground carbon sequestration

  1. The same elites and government people who criticize everything we do to keep alive don’t see that the pumping of huge amounts of CO2 underground at high pressure might not be the best idea. Gee, what could happen?

    When the inevitable problem (or disaster) occurs, they will blame someone else – as usual – and say they need to be given more power and money to solve the problem they created.

  2. Point out with sufficient volume that under ‘downhole’ conditions CO2 becomes a supercritical fluid and acts a lot like water, so what is proposed becomes ‘dry fracking’ (analogous to ‘dry ice’) and they will drop it like a hot potato.

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