So argues Malcolm Wicks in the Guardian He warns that “all is lost on global warming” unless the world finds a new coal technology in the next few years. To effect this he is going to give permission for a new coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth so long as it is deemed “carbon capture ready”. Yet there will be no obligation on the owners to use carbon capture storage (CCS). Many people argue a date should be imposed by which time CCS should be running or the license withdrawn but Wicks refuses to do this. To get clean coal we will build a power station that does not have to operate clean coal. Confused?