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E - The Environmental Magazine
Written by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss   
Monday, 24 February 2014 09:25

Dear EarthTalk: What are “dirty fuels” and why are they so called? -- Bill Green, Seattle, WA

The term “dirty fuels” refers to fuels derived from tar sands, oil shale or liquid coal. Just like their more conventional fossil fuel counterparts such as petroleum and coal, they can be turned into gasoline, diesel and other energy sources that can generate extreme amounts of particulate pollution, carbon emissions and ecosystem destruction during their lifecycles from production to consumption.

 
E - The Environmental Magazine
Written by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss   
Tuesday, 18 February 2014 11:25

Dear EarthTalk: What is the latest prognosis for wind energy to command a larger piece of the renewable energy pie?       -- Peter M., Akron, OH

 
E - The Environmental Magazine
Written by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss   
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 09:28

Dear EarthTalk: I thought Japan’s 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown would have sealed nuclear power’s fate, but I keep hearing otherwise. Can you enlighten?  -- Jacob Allen, New York, NY

 
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