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We have the tech to suck CO2 from the air–but can it suck enough to make a difference?

We have the tech to suck CO2 from the air–but can it suck enough to make a difference? In a field on the outskirts of Huntsville, Alabama, giant fans perched on top of a shipping container pull the outside air into chambers that soak up carbon dioxide. Over a year, the equipment can capture 4,000 … Continue reading We have the tech to suck CO2 from the air–but can it suck enough to make a difference?

As Trump Dismantles Clean Air Rules, an Industry Lawyer Delivers for Ex-Clients

As Trump Dismantles Clean Air Rules, an Industry Lawyer Delivers for Ex-Clients WASHINGTON — As a corporate lawyer, William L. Wehrum worked for the better part of a decade to weaken air pollution rules by fighting the Environmental Protection Agency in court on behalf of chemical manufacturers, refineries, oil drillers and coal-burning power plants. Now, … Continue reading As Trump Dismantles Clean Air Rules, an Industry Lawyer Delivers for Ex-Clients

Trump EPA moves to roll back more rules on fuels pollution

Trump EPA moves to roll back more rules on fuels pollution WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday it is rewriting Obama-era rules governing pollution from oil and gas operations and coal ash dumps, moves that opponents say will significantly weaken protections for human health and the environment. The changes proposed by the Environmental … Continue reading Trump EPA moves to roll back more rules on fuels pollution

PJM defends plan to allow coal and nuclear plants to build costs into market price

PJM defends plan to allow coal and nuclear plants to build costs into market price PJM, which operates the electric grid for Pennsylvania and 12 other states, on Thursday defended a plan to change its rules so that coal, nuclear and some other generators can build their costs into the market price of electricity. The … Continue reading PJM defends plan to allow coal and nuclear plants to build costs into market price

New England CO2 emissions spike after #Vermont_Yankee nuclear closure

New England CO2 emissions spike after Vermont Yankee nuclear closure Carbon emissions are plummeting around the country, but New England’s increase highlights the importance of nuclear plants in the power mix as the resource currently struggles in several organized markets. The new report is a stark reminder than allowing cheaper gas to push nuclear out … Continue reading New England CO2 emissions spike after #Vermont_Yankee nuclear closure

Experts Examine Geothermal Energy as Potential Means to Carbon Neutrality

Experts Examine Geothermal Energy as Potential Means to Carbon Neutrality With many considering geothermal energy as Cornell seeks to reach its ambitious goal of carbon neutrality by 2035, several experts weighed in on the feasibility of relying on the energy source at a panel Monday, using Iceland as an example. Geothermal energy utilizes heat stored … Continue reading Experts Examine Geothermal Energy as Potential Means to Carbon Neutrality

US EIA: Natural Gas CO2 Emissions are Exceeding Coal Emissions

US EIA: Natural Gas CO2 Emissions are Exceeding Coal Emissions For the first time since 1972, energy-associated carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from coal are dropping below natural gas CO2 emissions. The US Energy Information Agency’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook reports that energy-related CO2 emissions from natural gas are expected to be 10 percent higher than … Continue reading US EIA: Natural Gas CO2 Emissions are Exceeding Coal Emissions