The environment has become “vibrant” thanks to a new, high-tech approach that is being hailed as the next generation of cleaning: “clean coal.”
It is a technique developed in the United States to scrub toxic chemicals out of the air, water, soil and other living spaces.
In a climate-change deal, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to “re-engineer” the U.S. approach to clean coal.
That order aims to “dramatically increase” coal use to reduce greenhouse gases and address the country’s air pollution problems.
The new method involves putting a layer of a chemical compound, called chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, on the surface of the coal.
When this chemical mixture is stirred up, the coal is no longer a coal.
Instead, it is a liquid that contains a low-level of carbon dioxide.
The mixture can then be mixed with a water solution, which can then slowly be drawn into a stream to release the chemical mixture.
The process is known as “pumping” and involves a small amount of chemicals, typically about 1,000 parts per million, that are added to the stream.
The coal mixture then slowly evaporates, creating steam.
The steam can then evaporate and be drawn back into the stream, which then slowly condenses into a solid mass, or “solidified coal,” that can be pumped into the ground.
This process can be repeated to produce more coal, but the amount of coal needed to produce a ton of CO2 can be increased by more than half.
So, what are the environmental costs of this technology?
Some argue that coal’s impact on the environment is minimal.
According to a recent analysis by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the technology would reduce emissions of CO 2 and other pollutants by 0.5 percent.
“If you look at the environmental benefits of the technology, it’s a very small one,” says Tom O’Brien, an energy consultant who has studied the technology.
The Environmental Protection Agency, for example, has said that the new technology will “reduce the amount that pollutes our air by about a third.”
Other experts say the new method is the most environmentally friendly.
“The coal mining industry has spent years trying to convince us that it’s really dirty, that it can’t do anything good,” says Dr. David Mello, a former senior scientist with the Natural Resources Defense Council and the president of the nonprofit Clean Coal Alliance.
“I don’t believe that’s the case.
There are things we can do that are not only cleaner than coal, they’re more environmentally friendly.”
But some coal industry groups say they are concerned about the process.
“We think this is going to be a huge distraction from what should be our biggest public health priority,” says Jim Withers, a spokesman for the American Coal Association.
“It’s a diversionary tactic, and it’s going to drive up the cost of our industry, because it’s not going to have the impact that it should have on emissions and the health of the communities.”
“I think this will be the future of coal” The Clean Coal Association, which is trying to educate the public about the technology and has set up a website that promotes it, says that it is not affiliated with any company and does not claim to be the official name of the industry.
“This is a technical advancement, not a political initiative,” says Andrew D. Hirsch, the group’s executive director.
The American Coal Council, which has also been involved in coal reform, says it is “working closely with the Clean Coal Task Force” to develop a public education campaign to inform consumers about the benefits of coal-free electricity.
The group has also set up an online video series on the technology that is scheduled to air on PBS stations in the coming months.
It says the campaign will help inform Americans about how to transition to more energy-efficient technology, including electric cars and the benefits they can bring to the energy market.
The Clean Power Plan, a regulation that requires the Environmental Protection Administration to reduce the amount carbon dioxide emitted from power plants, is the latest example of the Obama administration’s push to shift away from fossil fuels.
The rule requires utilities to buy more carbon-free power from companies such as coal-fired power plants and to make sure that they get at least 30 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2030.
It also mandates that coal-burning power plants be retrofitted with more energy efficiency and to replace their old boilers with cleaner, more efficient units.
Coal plants, which account for about 40 percent of U. S. coal production, are among the most polluting plants in the nation.
But, with the Obama EPA, the industry is trying something different.
“Our goal is to do something that we can never do with coal, that we cannot do with the