U.S. Rep. Edward Markey weighs in on the controversial fuel

Coal is the central, vexing question facing anyone attempting to create a 21st-century energy policy. So says Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), chair of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, who drops by Grist today to lay out his thoughts on the mineral everyone’s talking about. The short version: Coal for electricity is cool, as long as the CO2 it produces gets sequestered. But making liquid fuel out of coal? No, no, no. Head over to Gristmill to see what else Markey has to say.