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Yes, the country is dangerously addicted to oil, which threatens our security and our environmental well-being. But coal-to-liquids (CTL), the Fischer-Tropsch process, is not the answer, as Climate Progress has argued previously. It is just too dirty.
Unfortunately, as a recent New York Times article trumpeted: Lawmakers Push for Big Subsidies for Coal Process. The piece has an excellent figure showing why cellulosic ethanol and electricity are much better transportation fuels:
CTL diesel has twice the greenhouse gas emissions as regular diesel, unless you capture and store the carbon dioxide — and even then, CTL still isn’t cleaner.
But no CTL plant currently captures and stores the carbon dioxide and few are likely to do so any time soon — because the process is already wildly expensive. You need to spend a stunning $4.5 billion dollars just for a 50,000-barrel-a-day facility without CO2 storage, as detailed in a new Energy Department Report. And the U.S. uses more than 20 million barrels of oil a day.
So what is Congress contemplating?
Companies Gear Up for Greenhouse Gas Limits – Washington Post. Quotoable Quote: “It’s a matter of when, not if,” said Paul Hanrahan, chief executive of AES, an energy company.
Time to Tax Carbon – LA Times. Is a carbon tax better policy than cap-and-trade? They think it is, so does Al Gore, and I’m leaning in that direction myself. Simplicity is a virtue.
Does Planting Trees Make it Okay to Drive an SUV? - AP. Answer–Not really: “It makes you feel good…. But the reality is it’s not going to have a significant effect.”