SOTU: Coal execs confused, but pleased
The lede for this Wall Street Journal story is hilarious:
Power-industry executives reacted with mild puzzlement to President Bush’s proclamation that the nation needs to "invest more in zero-emission coal-fired plants" to wean itself off foreign oil. That’s because oil isn’t used much to make power and no one has yet developed a way to burn coal that produces no emissions.
They go on to say, of course, that they’re delighted to be the recipient of a whole new bundle of subsidies. And who wouldn’t be?