October 29, 2014
Carbon Capture and Storage
Premier Wall to visit India in November to attract investment
CTV News — October 28
Premier Brad Wall says an upcoming trade mission to India is an opportunity to tout Saskatchewan's expertise in food, fuel and fertilizer in an expanding market. Wall says he also wants to talk about Saskatchewan's carbon capture and storage technology, which the government says reduces greenhouse gas emission.
How Bill Gates and Peabody Energy Share Vision for Coal Powered Future
De Smog Blog — October 28
Appearing alongside Lomborg will be John Connor, CEO of The Climate Institute which is notably part of a group of NGOs advocating for more investment and development of carbon capture and storage technologies. As for Bill Gates, the world’s richest man now curiously stands alongside America’s biggest coal company as a supporter of the views of Bjorn Lomborg that a key to lifting the world’s poorest from poverty is through burning coal.
Utilities Open New Gas-Fired Plant in Cheyenne
Charlotte Observer — October 28
Cheyenne Wyoming Power company officials on Tuesday marked the opening of a new gas-fired power plant in Cheyenne that replaces several old coal-fired plants elsewhere. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy proposed last fall to require new coal-fired power plants to employ carbon-capture and sequestration technology, a process that involves intercepting emissions at the smokestack and storing them underground.
Carbon Pollution Standards for Power Plants and Their Impact on CCS
PennEnergy — October 28
Using its authority under Section-111 of the Clean Air Act, the U.S. EPA could require an average of 40% carbon capture over each coal plant’s first 20 years of operation.
Climate Change Concerns Push Chile to Forefront of Carbon Tax Movement
New York Times — October 29
These are rough times for carbon taxes, aimed at mitigating climate change. Australia recently repealed its carbon tax. South Korea delayed a carbon-based tax on vehicle emissions. South Africa put off a planned carbon tax until 2016.
12 Ways Communities Will Have To Adapt To Handle Climate Change
The Guardian — October 29
Climate change is making both droughts and flood more frequent and severe. Whether your area is suffering from too much water or too little, here are things you can do to adapt.