By Julio Friedmann
I had the pleasure of visiting a clean-energy project just outside of Shanghai last year. The project installed brand new equipment on a large coal-fired power plant to capture 120,000 tons of CO2 each year. Dr. Liu, our guide, impressed us with a few facts
-- The new equipment was designed, built and made operational in just one year, incredibly fast for this kind of operation.
-- In fact, it was permitted in three days! It had very low operating costs (still does after one year of operation, too).
-- Everything we saw was indigenous design.