Coal: The Other Non- PC Alternative
Two alternative sources of energy often go unmentioned nowadays: Nuclear and coal. It seems some in the environmental movement are now taking a second look at nuclear but coal seems to still be mired in obscurity.
Meanwhile, we keep beating ourselves over the head with corn- based ethanol which, as we're starting to see is likely more trouble than it's worth.
Lowell Miller, from the U.S. Department of Energy, tell us a little about coal and its possibilities in the Sacramento Bee (if asked for login, humboldtlib is username, blogspot is password).
It amazes me that liquid fuel can be made from coal, but it can and the technology has been around for some time. Now it might be getting close to being cost effective. Will political correctness have us throwing coal out as an energy option? Only time will tell.