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Carbon Capture

Methanol is a CO2 Utilization Pathway

... CO2 captured from industry in the production of methanol to create fuels that have reduced fossil carbon content, zero fossil carbon content, and plastics that offer permanent carbon sequestration. Methanol is simply methane plus one oxygen atom. Methane is CH4 and methanol is CH4O (or more accurately, CH3OH). Methanol occurs naturally in the environment, but commercial quantities have ...

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Climate Change

Warmer winters play important role in EU emissions drop - BBC News

... caption Renewable energy has grown rapidly across the EU while fossil fuel use has declined Significantly warmer winters have played an important role in the ongoing decline in EU greenhouse gas emissions. According to a new report, the use of CO2 and other gases across the bloc dropped by almost a quarter between 1990 and 2014. A switch from coal to natural gas, the recession and the ...

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Solar

Tesla offers $2.8 billion for SolarCity in 'no brainer' deal for Musk | Reuters

... LOS ANGELES/DETROIT Elon Musk on Tuesday sought to build a clean energy powerhouse as his electric car maker, Tesla Motors Inc, made an offer to buy his solar installation firm SolarCity Corp in a stock deal worth as much as $2.8 billion (1.91 billion pounds). Tesla shares plunged more than 13 percent to $189.99 (129.552 pounds) in extended trading - amounting to a loss in value of about $4.3 ...

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Nuclear

The Carbonate Solution, Part 1: Brute Force

... resistance heating if electricity were super-cheap. But for large-scale operations of the sort needed to seriously address CO emissions, the ideal heat source would be a small nuclear reactor. It would need to be one of the high temperature designs, using molten salt or lead. But it would only need to produce heat, not power, so it would be much simpler than a power reactor. If this ...

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Coal

Kids in some U.S. cities have dangerously high blood lead levels | Reuters

... the AAP called for strict standards to limit how much lead is allowed in air, water, soil, indoor dust and consumer products (bit.ly/28KV3rm). "We must not treat children as 'canaries in the coal mine' where they are exposed first and then tested to see if they have been poisoned," said Dr. Jennifer Lowry, chair of the AAP's council on environmental health. "Parents, healthcare providers ...

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Oil

Asia stocks steady, sentiment fragile ahead of Brexit vote | Reuters

... instruments if necessary. The yen stood at 104.78 yen to the dollar, having slipped slightly on Tuesday but still not far from its 22-month high of 103.555 hit last week. On the other hand, oil prices extended their recovery after data showing a larger-than-expected draw in U.S. crude stockpiles. Crude inventories fell by 5.2 million barrels for the week ended June 17, the American ...

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Gas

China plans energy-sector technology capacity boost over next decade | Reuters

... and Reform Commission (NDRC), proposes increasing China's energy independence by 2025. The report also seeks export opportunities in technical areas such as deepwater drilling for oil and natural gas, highly efficient so-called ultra-super-critical thermal power plants, as well as renewable electric generation and storage technology. "Our self-designed capacity is comparably weak, and the core ...

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Wind

WindAction | Douglas County Commission to have public hearing on wind turbine tower regulations

... could force a supermajority vote, staff wrote. On Wednesday, the Douglas County Commission could end a two-and-a-half year internal planning effort when it considers regulations for wind power turbine towers and systems. Commissioners will consider a text amendment to county code that allows and regulates large commercial wind turbines through the county's conditional use process. The ...

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Geothermal

Contractor Informational Meetings Announced for Re-Launched State-Sponsored Home Energy Loan

... approximately 14,000 homeowners to affordably finance a range of home improvements, including HVAC equipment, water heaters, air conditioning, roofing, insulation, windows, doors, siding, geothermal power systems, and other improvements . The popular program recently relaunched with higher loan amounts now available to homeowners. KeystoneHELP's below market, longer term, unsecured ...

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Biofuels

EU needs significant fall in road pollution to meet targets | Reuters

... tests on pollution limits in the United States has thrown a spotlight on vehicle emissions and spurred EU regulators to tighten testing. The EEA also noted an increase in CO2 emissions from biomass combustion by 308 million tonnes over the period, highlighting the need for biomass to be produced in a sustainable way. The EU executive will start the gun next month on what is expected to be a ...

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Green Energy

California Utility to Close States Last Nuclear Plant, Replace it With Solar and Wind | US News

... cost-competitive renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy storage. It lays out an effective roadmap for a nuclear phase-out in the world's sixth largest economy, while assuring a green energy replacement plan to make California a global leader in fighting climate change." The plan would make Diablo Canyon the latest nuclear plant to close in the face of cheap and abundant natural gas, ...

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Renewable Energy

India wants states to buy local coal but no import curbs planned | Reuters

... power generators to buy coal locally, given the production surge. "We want them to buy but can't force anybody," said Swarup, who attended a conference of state power, energy and renewable energy ministers last week. India's coal imports fell for the first time in five years in the fiscal year ended March 31, but some firms are still importing better-quality thermal coal used to generate ...

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Alternative Energy

Brookfield interested in Duke Energy's Latin America plants, sources say - The Globe and Mail

... with $110.5-billion, almost double the U.S. investment, according to data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Companies from China have announced at least $5.1-billion of overseas alternative energy acquisitions in the past year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. State Power Investment bought Australian renewable energy developer Pacific Hydro Pty in January, gaining assets in Australia, ...

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Carbon Credits

DOIs Coal Leasing Review Presents a New Opportunity for President Obama to Price Carbon

... comprehensive action on climate change stating in 2008 that "My presidency will mark a new chapter in America's leadership on climate change". Following the Senate's failure to pass cap and trade legislation in 2009, the President chose the more sensible solution of pursing climate legislation via executive action rather than fighting a virtually unwinnable battle on Capitol Hill. While ...

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