ACCCE Coal Carolers scrubbed, scrapped and gone forever (I hope)

Fri, 2008-12-12 11:57Kevin Grandia
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ACCCE Coal Carolers scrubbed, scrapped and gone forever (I hope)

The other day I wrote a post titled, “Give the gift of Asthma and a Warmer Planet this Christmas” on what might have to be the most blatant pro-coal marketing bafflegab in the history of the United States.

The campaign was run by the coal-industry front group the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricty (ACCCE) and it featured little lumps of coal that sang distateful pro-coal renditions of classic Christmas carols, like this:

As I wrote at the time, “… this latest publicity stunt is absolutely absurd and shows just how far the coal lobby is willing to go to market their dirty product as somehow being clean.

A lot of other bloggers felt the same way:

Coal’s Sacriligeous Caroling

Clean Coal Carolers from an Industry Run By Morons

Clean Coal Carolers? Christmas gone all wrong

Clean Coal for Christmas

“Clean” Coal front groups hucks “frosty the coal man” and other brazen assaults on christmas spirit

You won’t believe your ears: Frosty the Coalman, Clean Coal Night, Deck the Halls with Clean Coal

Well it looks like someone at ACCCE finally gave their head a shake and realized just how stupid their Clean Coal Carolers campaign actually was because the whole thing has been vaporized from the ACCCE website.

Same for their Coal Carolers Facebook group.

Suddenly I feel a lot more Christmassy!


Previous Comments

This was in the section where they tell 3 completely-crazed stories, and someone has to figure out which one is actually true.  This was the true one, but was not selected.  They did play some of a song to reveal the truth.

The use of sophisticated software systems for coal mining (thermal coal, steam coal and metallurgical coal) that is mostly burnt for power generation and steel production and adds to the greenhouse effect is valid for western countries who may allocate resources and funds to alternative and more greener sources of power. Some of the alternatives may be “safer” than the traditional mines. Unfortunately, coal reports and coal statistics show developing economies are more likely to increase their use of thermal coal & metallurgical coal in coming years because of its affordability and to meet increasing demands for electricity and steel. Whether they will embrace and utilise sophisticated software systems that no doubt add to the cost of production is yet to be seen.
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