June 19, 2013
Carbon Capture and Storage
Kemper plant a prudent investment
Hattiesburg American – June 18
The new "lignite plant" Mississippi Power Company is building in Kemper County is a carbon capture plant. It will gasify cheap lignite coal, burn the gas to generate electricity, and capture the carbon dioxide.
Let's dig deeper to find a real solution
The Daily Telegraph – June 19
REAL action to reduce pollution and emissions and protect the environment is an important priority for governments, and an issue that businesses and industry must take seriously.
EPA climate proposal could limit coal's future, at least in US
Modesto Bee – June 18
The Obama administration’s proposal this week to put the first limits on greenhouse gases from new power plants probably will mean that no new coal-fired U.S. plants will be built after this year, but that won’t slash coal use anytime soon.
Time to stop arguing about climate change – World Bank
Reuters UK – June 19
The world should stop arguing about whether humans are causing climate change and start taking action to stop dangerous temperature rises, the president of the World Bank said on Wednesday.
Where’s the urgency to addressing global climate change?
Baltimore Sun (blog) – June 19
Humanity is racing at breakneck speed toward the edge of the deepest drop-off it has ever faced – and everyone is arguing about where they will sit. Or they are refusing to acknowledge that a cliff is there at all.
China Introduces Local Program for Reducing Emissions
New York Times – June 18
China unveiled its first pilot carbon emissions exchange Tuesday, though plans for a nationwide rollout and efforts to apply the program to some heavy industries could be undermined by a slowdown in the nation’s economy.