Personally, I think we should be building modern nuclear power plants. Anyone with a $2 calculator can calculate that renewable energy sources are never going to meet our energy needs.
No matter which side of the global climate change you are on, we should have better information on what the real CO2 numbers are from different fuels.
Rather than publish what a fuel in a lab has for CO2 per mmbtu, they should calculate the total CO2 involved in the whole life cycle of getting that fuel.
In the case of oil from the Middle East, how much CO2 is generated defending the politics of the fuel source, how much CO2 is given off in shipping, refining, etc.? How does that total life cycle CO2 compare to anthracite coal?
My friend designed and built one of the larger pellet maker plants in the Northeast. Pellets are not as CO2 neutral as people want you to believe. Most are not byproducts of sawdust from other operations. They are whole trees, which were reducing CO2, they use gas and diesel to harvest and haul them, huge amounts of electricity and energy to process the logs into dry, compacted pellets and then plastic to bag them.