The False Promise of Clean Coal
October 31, 2012
The coal industry’s slick advertisements promoting “clean coal” employ twenty-first century media techniques to keep us locked into a nineteenth century energy economy. A classic greenwashing campaign, it uses the iconography of sexy technology and down-home Americana to maintain the status quo: Big Coal’s influence over energy politics.
This is a chapter from The ENERGY Reader: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth (2012).