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Friday, May 11, 2012

If Obama is going to kill coal, he has to hide the body


The graphics were changed in the last two days, but Conn Carroll at the Washington Examiner took a screenshot of Obama's "All of the Above" energy policy page on Tuesday. "Notice anything missing?" he asks:


The updated graphics actually retain the same omission. They still omit the source of almost half of all U.S. electricity generation (coal), and only add the non-existent eco-unicorn called "clean coal":


Of course what the CO2 alarmists call "dirty coal" is perfectly clean. The only difference is that it produces CO2—that most healthful gas, the beginning of the food chain for all life on earth—which remains alarmingly close to the minimum levels needed to sustain life.

To rid coal-burning emissions of this eco-villain the going cost is $761 per ton of sequestered carbon: "staggeringly, wildly, mind-blowingly higher than any other conceivable measure designed to cut greenhouse-gas emissions." So still no coal in Obama's plan. Our existing energy infrastructure is to be jettisoned, as Obama promised in 2008:

If somebody wants to build a coal plant, they can — it’s just that it will bankrupt them, because they are going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.
Obama's EPA rules already block all new coal plant construction, so his graphics are just looking forward to his true objectives: all-but-coal for now, with oil and nuclear to disappear next.

That slick "clean coal" logo indicates that the coal omission was not a mistake

The Obamatons had the clean-coal stupidity all ready to go, indicating a conscious decision to leave it out. This is reinforced by the absence of the clean-coal logo, not just from their pick-a-topic selector, but also from their header logo. Another of Obama's eco-pages still has the original header:

That page now includes a clean coal section but the Google cache from May 3rd shows that it was recently added. The people who put these pages together are so anti-coal that they couldn't even bring themselves to include the utterly phony "clean coal" in their proclaimed "All of the Above" energy strategy. That shows a extraordinary level of zealotry.

Kinda fits with the longstanding "climate denier" smear (recently on display), where people who don't buy CO2 alarmism are likened to those who deny the holocaust of the Jews during WWII. The alarmists are all projection all the time. Their supposed scientists at the IPCC are omitting virtually all of the evidence for a solar driver of climate from AR5, and here their political leaders are trying to disappear the primary energy source upon which modern society currently relies, yet it is supposedly the rest of us who are conspiring to cover stuff up.

The conniving mind cannot conceive of another mode of being.

(Cross-posted at WUWT)

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