A green use of carbon-based resources that minimizes the environmental impact of carbon fuels could allow a smooth transition from fossil fuels to a sustainable energy economy.
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J.M.T. and V.L.C. are funded by The Advanced Energy Consortium, and J.M.T. is funded by M-I SWACO. All grants are for developing nanotechnological routes to more efficient oil and gas detection and extraction. J.M.T. is funded by the US Department of Energy Hydrogen Sorption Program. The work in this commentary was unfunded and was unsolicited by any funding entity or representative; it arose from conversations between the authors. C.K. has no competing interests.
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