Can Coal be Clean? The Promise of Climate Change Technology
As the largest generator of electricity in the United States, China, and India and a leading source of carbon emissions, coal will play an important role in energy and climate change policy from local to global levels. New technologies such as carbon capture and sequestration have been touted as cure-alls for the environmental ills of carbon-emitting coal plants. But these technologies like many others may face significant technical and economic hurdles. Join Dr. Moniz, cochair of the recent MIT report “The Future of Coal,” and Representative Boucher to discuss the pivotal role of coal in the global energy and climate change debate.
It remains unclear whether mounting public anger and flagging growth can catalyze India to address widespread official corruption.
Despite nuclear concerns that challenged the rapport during and after the Cold War, U.S.-India relations have remained generally cooperative.