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Clean Coal refused Clean Development Mechanism status – again. by Justin Blows
December 17, 2009, 8:23 am
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According to this report, a decision has been made in the Copenhagen meeting to exclude clean coal from the Clean Development Mechanism (CMD).

The CDM mechanism provides carbon credits to developed nations in return for investment in sustainable projects in the developing world, such as renewable energy and methane gas capture projects.  The CMD scheme has the potential to significantly lower the costs of the deployment of technologies such as clean coal, increasing their competitiveness.

Apparently, Brazil and allied countries blocked the inclusion of clean coal into the CDM.

This is another blow for clean coal which has been recently attacked as being unviable and too late to make a difference. Many believe, however, that clean coal is an essential technology if the world is to get any where near the required carbon reduction targets.

Justin Blows


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