Coal Related Links from NPR's Programing

Coal Related Links from NPR's Programing

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Mon May 30, 2011 7:49 am

I know, I know - it's NPR. I do listen to diverse stuff and occasionally they have some interesting programs that I learn something from. I just heard two that might be of interest here. They're linked below. Once on the linked site, you can read the transcripts or listen to the .mp3 file. Or simply ignore it :roll:

From the program Living on Earth

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Re: Coal Related Links from NPR's Programing

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon May 30, 2011 10:39 am

I try to avoid the mainstream media, NPR, & the like .... because I can't afford to buy a new TV every time I throw a brick through it. :lol: :D :P
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Re: Coal Related Links from NPR's Programing

PostBy: dlj On: Mon May 30, 2011 11:59 am

Thanks for the links. It seems pretty simple to me, if the military wants energy, it will get energy... Why wouldn't we use coal gasification?

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Re: Coal Related Links from NPR's Programing

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Mon May 30, 2011 4:18 pm

SMITTY wrote:I try to avoid the mainstream media, NPR, & the like .... because I can't afford to buy a new TV every time I throw a brick through it. :lol: :D :P

Smitty, just think, burning rice coal gas in the RD - a true rice burner :rofl: :woot:

dlj wrote:Thanks for the links. It seems pretty simple to me, if the military wants energy, it will get energy... Why wouldn't we use coal gasification?

dj


IIRC, isn't this the process similar to what Germany had to resort to in WII when we cut them off from their petroleum sources?
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Re: Coal Related Links from NPR's Programing

PostBy: dlj On: Mon May 30, 2011 6:58 pm

VigIIPeaBurner wrote:IIRC, isn't this the process similar to what Germany had to resort to in WII when we cut them off from their petroleum sources?


I believe so, but there has been a lot of research in that area since then. We can do it now a whole lot better.

dj
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