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- Unprecedented world carbon emissions cuts needed by 2050
Nov 5, 2012 - trust.org
LONDON, Nov 5 (Reuters) - The world will have to cut the rate of carbon emissions by an unprecedented rate to 2050 to stop global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees this century, a report released by PwC on Monday showed.
- CO2 can be reliably stored underground: Australian researchers
Dec. 13, 2011 - pro.energycentral.com
Carbon dioxide (CO2) can be safely and reliably stored underground, an Australian-led team of researchers has concluded.
- Countries setting own carbon emissions rules
Dec 07, 2011 - McClatchy - pro.energycentral.com
As the world debates the set of international rules that govern carbon emissions
targets for countries worldwide, individual governments are already setting
rules of their own.
- Is Carbon Capture Part of the Problem, or Part of the Solution?
Dec. 5, 2011 - Bruno Berthon - greenbiz.com
Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) has become one of the controversial topics of discussion among the business community at the side events at the Durban climate change talks.
- Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Adds 16,000 Jobs and $1.6 Billion in Value to Northeast Economies, Study Finds
Nov. 15, 2011 - Stephen Lacey - thinkprogress.org
“We tracked the dollars spent, and RGGI generates greater economic growth in every one of the 10 states that participate in RGGI than would occur without a carbon price. The states’ auction of the CO2 allowances was important for generating those public benefits.” — Susan Tierney, managing principal at the Analysis Group
- Delayed action on climate to result in irreversible change and high costs
Sep 8, 2011 - climateworks.org
The physics of Earth's natural systems show that a delay—of even a decade—in reducing CO2 emissions will lock in large-scale, irreversible changes. If carbon dioxide emissions do not begin to trend down this decade, it will be nearly impossible to stabilize the climate at any acceptable level.
- Government Fracking Panel Calls for Environmental Impact Study
Sep 1, 2011 - Joel Kirkland and ClimateWire - scientificamerican.com
From increased greenhouse gas emissions to water contamination, hydraulic fracturing to free natural gas poses a range of environmental challenges
- Utility Shelves Ambitious Plan to Limit Carbon
Aug 19, 2011 - MATTHEW L. WALD and JOHN M. BRODER - nytimes.com
WASHINGTON — A major American utility is shelving the nation’s most prominent effort to capture carbon dioxide from an existing coal-burning power plant, dealing a severe blow to efforts to rein in emissions responsible for global warming.
- Australia's solar industry welcomes new carbon tax
Aug 9, 2011 - Emma Hughes - pv-tech.org
Following months of tense negotiation between the minority Labour Government and the Green and independent MPs, Australia's prime minister Julia Gillard yesterday revealed the 'Strong Growth, Low Pollution' report, which models how the country's economy can continue to grow at the same time as reducing carbon pollution with a carbon price. The new tax, which will come into effect from July next year, will hit Australia's top 500 emitters with an AUD$23 per tonne carbon tax.
- From King Coal to Carbon Tax: A Historical Perspective on the Energy and Climate-Change Debate
Aug 9, 2011 - Paul Sabin - thesolutionsjournal.com
Current climate and energy policy debates in the United States rarely involve historians. If you search the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's 2007 synthesis report, you will not find the words history or historical. Even so, history pervades climate and energy policy discussions. History guides policy choices, inspires proposals for action, and structures institutional development.
- NRG Energy to get up to $154M from government to install carbon dioxide capture system
Mar 10, 2010 - Elisabeth Souder and Dave Michaels - dallasnews.com
NRG Energy Inc. won up to $154 million in funding from the Department of Energy to install a system to capture carbon dioxide from a coal-fired power plant.
Company's 'Green' Cement Captures CO2
Jan 12, 2010 - Voice of America
Cement is a major component of concrete, the world's most widely used
man-made material, an integral part of roads, bridges and buildings.
captures carbon dioxide at FirstEnergy site
Dec 22, 2009 - Bob
Downing - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News
Testing at a FirstEnergy Corp. coal-burning power plant in eastern Ohio shows
that carbon dioxide can successfully be captured, a New Hampshire-based company
skeptical of 'clean coal' in Dominican address
Nov 10, 2009 - McClatchy-Tribune
Regional News - Rob Rogers - The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif.
Former Vice President Al Gore voiced support Monday for the Obama Administration's
plan to build a "supergrid" that could carry the electricity generated by solar,
wind and other renewable resources from remote parts of the nation to America's
Huge potential for carbon storage in China
Oct 14, 2009 - Elaine Kurtenbach
- The Associated Press
China has ample potential capacity to store carbon
dioxide from burning coal underground and offshore, an international team of scientists
say in a report released Wednesday that suggests the option may be less costly
China could cheaply control coal-plant emissions
Oct 14, 2009 - Dan
Vergano - USA Today
Getting China's coal-plant emissions out of the atmosphere
so they don't worsen global warming may be cheaper, easier and longer-lasting
than expected, a federal energy lab report finds.
Project Captures 90% of CO2
Oct 8, 2009 - PRNewswire
We Energies, Alstom and The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) announced
today that a pilot project testing an advanced chilled ammonia process has demonstrated
more than 90 percent capture of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the flue stream of at
a coal-fueled power plant in Wisconsin.
award $2.7M for Wolverine carbon project
Oct 6, 2009 - John Flesher
- The Associated Press
An electric power co-op that wants to build a
coal-fired plant in northern Michigan has received a $2.7 million federal grant
for a project designed to prevent industrial carbon dioxide from contributing
to climate change, officials said Tuesday.
Sequestration Is One Way to Stop Climate Change, Scientists Say
8, 2009 - Marketwire
Scientists gathered in Iceland are urging government
leaders to pursue carbon capture and sequestration as a way of addressing global
method to cleaner and more efficient carbon dioxide capture
2009 - ScienceDaily
Separating carbon dioxide from its polluting source,
such as the flue gas from a coal-fired power plant, may soon become cleaner and
capture for coal costly, study finds
Jul 21, 2009
- Ken Ward Jr. - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News
researchers have issued a new report that confirms what many experts already feared:
Stopping greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants is going to cost
a lot of money.
Jun 2009 - Earth Institute
At the Earth
Institute, researchers are investigating strategies like carbon capture and sequestration
that are a critical part of a climate-friendly energy future. This update,
the first in our new series of redesigned e-newsletters, provides an introduction
to our work on this subject.
tree" claims to catch carbon in the air
Jun 22, 2009 - Hilary
Whiteman - CNN.com
Scientists in the United States are developing a "synthetic
tree" capable of collecting carbon around 1,000 times faster than the real thing.
CO2 reduction possible: environment white paper
Jun 2, 2009 - The
It would be possible to reduce carbon
dioxide emissions by around 85 percent by securing green spaces in crowded residential
areas and renovating houses to make them energy-efficient, the government's 2009
environment white paper, issued Tuesday, suggested.
capture success in Wisconsin
May 20, 2009 - David Biello - Scientific
Capturing the carbon dioxide that wafts up the smokestack after
burning coal (or any other fossil fuel) has been identified by everyone from President
Obama to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as a critical
technology to help keep the lights on while combating climate change. And now
there has been yet another successful demonstration that the technology to capture
that CO2 from flue gas might actually work: chilled ammonia can capture more than
88 percent of the greenhouse gas before it goes up the smokestack.
signed on cross-border climate project
May 7, 2009 - Matthew Brown
- The Associated Press
Billings, Mont. - The leaders of Montana and Saskatchewan
have agreed to develop North America's first large scale initiative to capture
and store greenhouse gasses from a conventional coal-burning power plant.
Coal power stations to include carbon capture
Apr 23, 2009 - David
Stringer - The Associated Press
power stations will only be approved in Britain if they include plans to develop
carbon capture and storage technology, Britain's Energy and Climate Change Secretary
Ed Miliband said on Thursday.
Partner Begins Injecting 50,000 Tons of Carbon Dioxide in Michigan Basin
Mar 2, 2009 - DOE Fossil Energy NEWSALERT
Building on an initial injection project of 10,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide
(CO2) into a Michigan geologic formation, a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) team
of regional partners has begun injecting 50,000 additional tons into the formation,
which is believed capable of storing hundreds of years worth of CO2, a greenhouse
gas that contributes to climate change.
test plant may lead to clean coal power: German plant cuts emissions, with eye
Oct 6, 2008 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Laurie
Goering Chicago Tribune
In this old industrial town in the heart of the
former East Germany, researchers have launched what could be a revolution for
a much-maligned fuel: the world's first nearly emission-free coal-fired power
Global Warming Fix? Carbon Dioxide Captured Directly From Air With Simple Machine
Sep 30, 2008 - ScienceDaily.com
University of Calgary climate change
scientist David Keith and his team are working to efficiently capture the greenhouse
gas carbon dioxide directly from the air, using near-commercial technology.
Capture and Storage: a Very Expensive Silver Bullet?
Sep 26, 2008
Scottish Power recently unveiled plans to liquefy CO2
emissions from its coal fired plant at Longannet, and transport the waste gas
to burial rocks beneath the North Sea, which it claims have the potential to store
all of Europe's CO2 emissions for the next six hundred years. Although doubts
over carbon capture and storage technology remain, these concerns are looking
Regional Partnerships Find New Use For Unmined Coal
Jul 18, 2008 -
The Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium (MGSC), one
of seven regional partnerships created by the U.S. Department of Energy to advance
carbon sequestration technologies, has begun injecting carbon dioxide (CO2) in
a groundbreaking field project in Wabash County, Ill. The project represents a
promising strategy for safely storing this greenhouse gas while simultaneously
increasing natural gas production in the region.
Low-cost Carbon Filter Removes 90 Percent Of Carbon Dioxide From Smokestack Gases
May 20, 2008 - ScienceDaily
Researchers in Wyoming report development
of a low-cost carbon filter that can remove 90 percent of carbon dioxide gas from
the smokestacks of electric power plants that burn coal and other fossil fuels.
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