Ever since Al Gore went on the offensive with their ad about Clean Coal Technology exposing it for the vapor ware it is, the proponents of CCT have been hitting back. Hard. Seems to question CCT is tantamount to conservative blasphemy.
The management consulting firm I used to work for was spun off from the partnership's accounting branch, so within it's corporate culture we had many "accounting" stories that we told to each other as we sat around the bonfires of corporate earning reports and methodology manuals making 'smores and drinking ourselves into stupors.
Here's one of those stories.
Back in the day when accountants had to wear hats when going on client calls (actually, not that long ago, I think my firm finally relaxed that rule in 1990), a certain accountant went to a client in Chicago. True to form, the Windy City lived up to its moniker and blew his hat off and down the street before he could stop it. Since company rules dictated that he must have a hat, he made a quick stop in the local haberdashery and procured one. Then he rushed to make his meeting on time.
On his expense report for that trip he listed the hat as materials required for the client. His manager, being the careful accountant he was (all of them were "he's" at this time) saw the hat and called in this account to, well, account for it.
The accountant argued that since he was required to wear a hat, that it should be an expense-able item. His manager disagreed and said that a hat, even though not normally worn on the street any more (and here he decried the demise of proper attire in the commonplace), was considered personal attire and was therefore not eligible for reimbursement. After all, as a careful manager he had to watch the partnership's money. Further more, the employee should have made every effort to find his original hat.
The accountant took his time and expense sheet back to redo it. A few hours later he returned to his manager's office with the adjusted expenses. However, the manager, being the careful manager he was, noticed that the bottom line was the same as the original and pointed this out to his employee.
The accountant looked his manager dead in the eye and replied, "Find the hat."
Clean coal technology and its claim to reduce carbon dioxide footprint is a big game of "Find the hat."