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December 10, 2013
Carbon Capture and Storage
Drax's £2bn 'clean coal' project wins government funding
Telegraph.co.uk – December 9
Plans to capture carbon dioxide emissions from power stations and bury them under the North Sea moved a step closer on Monday as the Government awarded funding to Drax to develop a proposed "clean coal" plant in Yorkshire.
UK outlines new investment in carbon capture technology
Responding to Climate Change – December 9
The UK government has agreed to fund more research into to capturing carbon dioxide from power plants, announcing a deal today with Alstom, BOC and Drax.
Will Permanent CO2 Sequestration Work? An Abandoned Mine May ...
Science 2.0 – December 10
Red Mountain, an abandoned California magnesite mine, is providing geoscientists new insights on how to permanently entomb greenhouse gas emissions in the Earth.
CCS plan offers developer boost
Gasworld.com – December 10
Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage (SCCS) has wholeheartedly welcomed today’s (Tuesday) announcement by the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) regarding a CCS electricity project.
UK confirms FEED study for White Rose CCS project
Gas to Power Journal – December 10
The UK government has agreed a Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) study for the White Rose project, paving the way for investment in large-scale Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) technology at the site in North Yorkshire. The project is under development by Capture Power Limited, a consortium consisting of Alstom, Drax and BOC and aims to capture 90% of all the CO2 produced by a 426MW coal plant.
China Releases Blueprint for Adapting to Climate Change
Wall Street Journal (blog) – December 10
China issued its first nation-wide blueprint for adapting to climate change, as governments around the world shift their efforts from focusing solely on curbing global warming to minimizing its impact on people and the environment.
Why Humans Don't Have Much To Do With Climate Change
Huffington Post Canada – December 9
Will temperatures on Earth be dropping until the year 2100 to Little Ice Age levels, as Horst-Joachim Lüdecke, a scientist at Germany's Saarland University, predicted last week? Or will the temperatures only plunge until 2060, as Habibullo Abdussamatov, the head of Russia's Pulkovo Observatory, recently predicted? Or has the cooling already begun, and might it end as soon as 2030, as claimed by Anastasios Tsonis, head of the Atmospheric Sciences Group at the University of Wisconsin?
PFTBA greenhouse gas has greater global warming potential than ...
UPI.com (blog) – December 9
Scientists have discovered a chemical that appears to be a long-lived greenhouse gas, and they suggest that it has greater potential to affect the climate than carbon dioxide (CO2).
Obama's Air-Pollution Regulations on Trial
National Journal – December 9
Arguments before the Supreme Court and a lower court on Tuesday will put two pillars of President Obama's first-term air-quality agenda on trial.