Monday, July 16, 2007

 

Liquid Coal: A Bad Idea

Liquid Coal will produce far higher CO2 emissions than fuels derived from petroleum, but even if you are from the school that believes anthropogenic CO2 emissions have nothing to do with global warming, there is still good reason to oppose this stupid idea: It is incredibly inefficient. Especially now that we know there is far less coal than we thought, it’s clear that building a bunch of liquid coal plants would just be another giant boondoggle like the ethanol industry.

Instead of implementing such wasteful and desperate measures to prop up the moribund petroleum civilization, it would make much better sense to use that time and money to start powering down society. Instead, our politicians and the corporations that own them are racing us right off a cliff.

Happy motoring!



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