Energy Secretary Moniz talks fossil fuels, carbon capture

2013-08-01 10:24 by Anja Reitz

“No discussion of U.S. energy security and reducing global carbon dioxide emissions is complete without talking about coal — and the technologies that will allow us to use this resource more efficiently and with fewer greenhouse gas emissions,” Moniz said, according his prepared remarks as posted on the Department of Energy's website.

The U.S. is already beginning to see the effects of climate change, he said, in the form of extended droughts, more severe storms and long-lasting heat waves — disasters that can cut electricity customers off from the power supply in one way or another.

Progress on fighting climate change has already been made during President Barack Obama's first term, he said.

Source: Jeff Postelwait, Online Editor, Electric Light & Power


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