June 11, 2007
I Just Wanna Say
By Jim Anderson Stivers
There is something the citizens should know before Kentucky promises huge economic incentives for constructing a coal to oil processing facility in Kentucky.
No global country needs to reduce their dependency on import oil more than China. They have secured oil leases off the coast of Cuba for future oil rigs and all the oil will be shipped to China.
Now that the Chinese have reconsidered their thoughts, about coal to oil, it appears now the Chinese are backing off. I wonder why that is? Chinas history proves they care little about pollution and the environment.
BEIJING: China is considering halting efforts to make oil from coal because of concerns about cost and energy efficiency, a state press agency on Sunday quoted an official as saying.
China is hoping to ease its rising dependence on imported oil by promoting alternative energy sources like oil-from-coal and solar, wind and nuclear power.
China "may put an end to projects that are designed to produce petroleum by liquefying coal," the official Xinhua press agency said, quoting an official of the country's top economic planning agency.
"Liquefied coal projects consume a lot of energy, though the successful industrialization of liquefied coal could help reduce the country's dependence on petroleum," the official of the National Development and Reform Commission was quoted as saying Saturday.
The official also expressed concern about the expense and water demands of such projects, Xinhua said. Scientists also say the use of liquid coal could increase the total amount of greenhouse gases released because pollutants would be created during production and by burning the fuel.
A report in April by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said use of liquid coal could lead to a 119 percent increase in greenhouse gases released per barrel of fuel if production and vehicle emissions were counted.
A U.S. environmental group, the National Resources Defense Council, in a report in February, put the increase at 85 percent. Since when did our government ever tell us the truth about anything?
This is the same government that said the air was clean after the tragedy at the twin towers in New York. Now we find out that was not true and many firemen and policemen are developing life threatening illnesses. And why is there such big difference between what the EPA reports on greenhouse gas 119% than the 85% National Defense Council reports?