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Worth a Thousand Words

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Via Dave Roberts, a New York Times graphic on the carbon impact of liquid coal:

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The upshot is that it would be radically better for the environment to just build more coal power plants (normally the gold standard for bad environmental policy) and spend the money on subsidizing plug-in hybrids. This is to say nothing of the potential environmental benefit of targeting our subsidies away from things that are harmful and toward things that are helpful.

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