Special Report: It's Not Too Late. The energy technologies that might forestall global warming might already exist. Cleaner coal, smarter nuclear, bioengineered ethanol, and more... Page 37
Well, of course I turned to page 37, to read
Unfortunately, implementation of cleaner technologies has been thwarted by federal aimlessness. The Energy Department keeps changing its nuclear-research strategy, and a "FutureGen" zero-emission coal demonstration project announced three and a half years ago by President Bush hasn't yet picked a site.
At least one alternative energy technology is also coming into its own. Ethanol production from biomass is already a booming business in Brazil; with help from bioengineered organisms, it could soon be efficient enough to compete directly with traditional energy sources.
So, OK. Once again, Bush's mouth is in the right place, but there's no implementation. I don't know why I listen. I'm still waiting for the prison reforms he promised in the 2004 state of the union address.