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Climate Progress on Liquid Coal in the Politico

By Joe Romm on June 23, 2007 at 5:31 pm

"Climate Progress on Liquid Coal in the Politico"

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coal.jpgIn an article on Barack Obama’s $5 million coal-to-liquid earmark:

But going from coal to fuel is viewed, said the Center for American Progress’s Joe Romm, as “phenomenally expensive, and using a huge amount of water and releasing an enormous amount of greenhouse gases.”

The Politico gets the story right: If you’re going to capture and store carbon, you should make zero-carbon electricity, not high-carbon diesel fuel.

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