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Coal to Liquids

Tom Zeller Jr.

Filling Your Tank With... Coal? | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 02.22.2012 | Green

In sometimes animated and wide-ranging testimony before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday morning, witnesses and lawmakers ...

Blackened Pork: Liquid Coal Subsidies Sneak Into Senate Tax Bill

Miles Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Miles Grant

Destructive to mine, water-intensive to manufacture, devastating to our climate at every step of the way -- liquid coal is one of the world's dirtiest fuels.

The Failure of Democracy in West Virginia: Redefining "Alternative" Energy

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

Alternative energy is a standard reference to energy sources that are not carbon based. But in West Virginia, many of the designated "alternative" energy sources contribute not only significantly more GHG emissions than the dirtiest conventional coal fired plants, they emit toxic pollutants as well.

Defending the Climate Against Dirty Fuels

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

It is refreshing and reassuring to see that "green" no longer just applies to the color of our warriors' uniforms.

Not a Drop of Coal to Spare

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

If realistically we might have only 50 years worth of coal in America, why in the world would we want to waste what's left on a zany scheme to fill our gas tanks with liquid coal?

"All of the Above" Is Really the Worst Old Energy Ideas

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Our nation's oil addiction is hobbling economic growth and consumer spending power.

Backwater Blues: West Virginia Governor Manchin Subsidizes Climate Change and Economic Irrelevance

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Roberts

grist.orgI've written before about the economic and environmental nightmare that is liquid coal. If I were a governor and an energy company proposed o...