Secretary Chu Aims to ‘Save’ Coal

by Greg Pollowitz

Of course, to “save” coal we need to invent unicorns cost-efficient carbon-capture technology:

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Energy Secretary Steven Chu on Wednesday urged West Virginians not to fear the Obama administration’s energy policies and to embrace carbon capture and storage technology as the way to continue burning coal while fighting global warming.

“It will save coal,” Chu told reporters after speaking at a University of Charleston forum on carbon capture and storage, or CCS.

Chu took the stage with Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., to promote CCS — and defend President Obama’s coal policies — to an audience of business leaders and industry officials.