January 26, 2015
Carbon Capture and Storage
Climate: Carbon capture test reaches milestone
Summit County Citizens Voice – January 25
Engineers in the Midwest say they’ve managed to capture and store 1 million metric tons of CO2 in underground rock and mineral formations, helping to test the long-term viability of carbon-capture technology.
This $1.65 Billion Carbon Sequestration Project Means We're Doing ...
Motley Fool – January 25
The good news is that the United States was one-third of the way there in 2013. The bad news is that a good amount of coal power plants will need to close their doors or adopt new emissions-averting technologies to meet the strict guidelines. If the coal industry wants to have a future, then the latter route is the only realistic option. Unfortunately, carbon capture and storage, or CCS, technology has proved more costly to develop and deploy than many originally envisioned. Coal producers Alpha Natural Resources and Peabody Energy Corporation are discovering that the hard way through a controversial $1.65 billion project. As it turns out, the pair may have invested in the wrong technology.
Your questions answered: Carbon Capture & Storage
The Engineer – January 26
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is increasingly seen as a prerequisite to the continued use of fossil fuels. If you can’t prevent carbon dioxide (CO2) reaching the atmosphere, the argument goes, then you can’t burn the fuel. But CCS has still never been demonstrated at full scale and its costs are uncertain.
EU paper calls for binding CCS targets by 2030
The Guardian – January 26
European countries should be given binding targets for installing technology to capture and store carbon emissions, according to a new report for the European commission.
Strong carbon price can drive CCS success, says TCM chief
Business Green – January 26
Director of Norwegian test centre calls on governments to support more large-scale projects and build momentum in the sector
US And India Announce 'Cooperation' On Climate Change
ThinkProgress – January 26
President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Sunday that the two countries will work together to fight global climate change, laying out a set of goals that the two countries hope “will expand policy dialogues and technical work on clean energy and low greenhouse gas emissions technologies.”
Climate change is not a concern for CEOs? That should keep us all ...
The Guardian – January 25
The first day of the World Economic Forum in Davos was dominated by calls for 2015 to be a year of action on climate change. But while some in the business community worry about sustainability, there is plenty of evidence that the vast bulk of business executives give it no consideration at all.
Climate change is real and caused by humans, majority of senators ...
Washington Times – January 26
Forced to finally vote on climate change, a majority of senators have signaled that they believe the phenomenon is real and that humans have at least some role to play. But how much, and what to do about it, remains murky.
Obama will find carbon cuts a tough sell in India
San Angelo Standard Times – January 24
In the world’s most polluted city, a layer of smog hangs over everything, thicker year after year. Dirty exhaust pours out of the more than seven million cars clogging the streets. Smoke from the open fires built for heating and cooking fills the air. White plumes puff steadily out of tall towers at the coal-fired power plants.
Thus, it’s no surprise that after the United States and China, the world’s two largest carbon emitters, reached a climate-change deal in November, attention quickly turned to the third: India.