Dominion one-ups AEP on CCS rathole

August 27, 2009

Virginia’s Dominion Generation is preparing an even bigger carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) boondoggle than AEP.

Last week, we reported that AEP applied for stimulus money to capture 1.5 million metric tons of CO2 from a West Virgina power plant:

So AEP plans to spend $670 million — remember half is taxpayer money — to avoid increasing atmospheric CO2 levels by 0.000077 ppmv per year.

Now comes Dominion, which wants $290 million to capture 500,000 tons of CO2 — all to avoid an annual contribution of 0.000025 ppmv of CO2 to the atmopshere.

While Dominion “only” asks for about 87% as much taxpayer cash as AEP, it would only sequester 33% of the CO2 of the AEP project.

Click here for Steve Milloy’s Investor’s Business Daily op-ed, “Climate Bill Is Built On ‘Clean Coal’ Myths.

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