(05-16-2012 06:19 AM)Willinois Wrote: The liquefied coal-to-gas technology he's talking about was one of the solutions for "energy independence" Bush/Cheney advocated. Hitler did it late in the war as an act of desperation when their oil supplies were cut off. South Africa did the same when the international community isolated them over apartheid.
It's a huge waste of money that's not supported by anyone other than coal industry CEO's and their crony politicians.
As it takes more energy input to get usuable liquid hydrocarbons out of coal than you end up with, unless technology makes a huge leap forward converting coal to transport fuel is a loser...except for coal companies.