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Monday, August 29, 2011

Transformation Continues: Department of Energy To Use $141 Million in Stimulus Funds To Demo Carbon Capture In Illinois

In yet another example of how the Obama Administration is trying to Transform the Economy and Not Save It, the Department of Energy is using $141 Million from the Stimulus Funds in order to demonstrate Carbon Capture in Illinois. According to care2.com:

"The U.S. Department of Energy recently broke ground on a facility that will use $141 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to demonstrate the efficacy of the carbon capture and storage process.

The project, which will be constructed near the Archer Daniels Midland biofuels plant in Decatur, Illinois, is the first federally-funded, large-scale integrated carbon capture and storage (CCS) demonstration project to move out of the construction phase. The announcement comes just a few weeks after American Electric Power abandoned its plans to build its $668 million CCS facility in New Haven, West Virginia.

The Illinois project will be designed to sequester approximately 2,500 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per day in the saline Mount Simon Sandstone formation at depths of approximately 7,000 feet. Researchers estimate that the sandstone formation can potentially store billions of tons of CO2 and has the overall potential to sequester all of the more than 250 million tons of CO2 produced each year by industry in the Illinois Basin region."

But demonstrating Carbon Capture isn't enough, the Department of Energy wants a Brainwashing...er... I mean "Education" facility at the local Community College in order to "teach" Carbon Capture:

"In addition to providing a working demonstration of CCS technology, the project also calls for an educational and training facility, the National Sequestration Education Center, slated to be housed at nearby Richland Community College in Decatur. The center will contain classrooms, training, and laboratory facilities, and it will offer students associate degrees in sequestration technology."

Isn't it nice to know that all of your hard earned and borrowed tax payer dollars are going to create jobs based upon preventing the bogus theory of Global Warming?

Now if we can only tax the rich and pass a third Stimulus, then the Obama Administration can finish turning the U.S. into that 'Green' Paradise that he has always talked about.

Ah... nothing like one man's Paradise becoming everyone else's...... Hell.


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