Coal’s comeback

    WHYY’s Kerry Grens’ special coverage on the future of coal.

    WHYY’s Kerry Grens’ special series on the future of coal.

    State money for coal-to-jet fuel study
    July 2, 2010
    A Texas company has won a grant to design the first-of-its-kind facility that would use coal to create jet fuel. The plant would be built here in Pennsylvania. From WHYY’s health and science desk, Kerry Grens has more on how it works.

    Gas in coal country
    October 22, 2008
    “Drill, baby, drill” is only one solution to a domestic oil problem. The coal industry says that if Americans want more transportation fuel, they need look no further than coal states like Pennsylvania.

    NHPR’s Word of Mouth: “Clean coal: hopes and hurdles”
    October 22, 2008
    Listen as Kerry discusses the series on New Hampshire Public Radio’s Word of Mouth.

    Clean coal’s tech hurdle
    October 21, 2008
    The appetite for energy is growing, and American politicians are looking to domestic resources like coal to satisfy that hunger. The goal is make coal cleaner.

    Clean coal challenge
    October 20, 2008
    Energy independence is a common goal between presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama. And while their plans differ on how to get there – both candidates agree that coal is going to be part of the equation, and they are willing to invest billions in making the industry more environmentally friendly. Companies and the public make require greater convincing.

    Coal’s comeback
    October 1, 2008
    Kerry spends three days in Pittsburgh – mining Pennsylvania’s labs for the latest in coal research.

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