And speaking of another manufactured failure

NYT:A Model for ‘Clean Coal’ Runs Off the Tracks: A Mississippi project, a centerpiece of President Obama’s climate plan, has been plagued by problems that managers tried to conceal, and by cost overruns and questions of who will pay.

Well of course it is – Obama never, ever wanted to see coal as a part of his rainbows and unicorn fart energy program, and said as much when he was still just a candidate in 2008. This was set up to fail and, more important, as the NYT discovered, allowed to fail, so that he and his successor can argue, “hey, we tried that, and it didn’t work”.

Of course, any number of people could have told them, and did, that it would never work, but $6 billion of “ernest money” shows they really, reeeally tried, by golly. It’s all about a good faith effort – once you can fake that, you’ve got it made.

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  1. AJ

    The Hegelian Dialectic lives on.

  2. Fall River Ma. scrubbers work fine.
    They emit clean air than the ambient there.
    Capturing anything & everything other than CO2.
    They cost 700m & have a life expectancy of over 100 years.
    Most people who are driving to the Cape think it is a Nuke Plant.
    It is coal, and continues as our test center for differing types of coal from all over.
    Replicas are priced as low as 100m.
    If we insisted all new coal plants around the world had them air quality would improve except for CO2.
    Do you know that the present level of CO2 is 1, 1,000th that it has been for over 300 million years.
    Carboniferous Age, it was 4,000 time the parts per million it is today.
    Then the Dinosaurs all started driving SUVs & they all died off….?

  3. Success and/or failure are so over-rated. Isn’t filling those deserving pockets with guv’mint cash the real goal?

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/specialreports/solyndra-scandal/