This is the fifth entry in a series of six email exchanges between two climate-change experts on the future use of coal. The series was originally posted here. Editorial note: Current social and political barriers to adopting carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) are not insurmountable, Mackler argues. The first step toward a solution lies with the coalitions that are developing to drive the legislation that will provide acceptable regulation of the capture and storage industry. The stage is set for emerging entrepreneurs. Dear David, Thanks. It's clear to me and hopefully to our readers that we do share an …
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Sasha Mackler is the Research Director of the National Commission on Energy Policy. His focus is on the potential for low-carbon energy technologies to diminish the risks of climate change, and how these technologies could be developed and deployed on a large scale. Mackler holds a Master of Science in earth resources engineering and a master's degree in public administration, both from Columbia University.