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New EPA Regulation To Cut Emissions From Coal-Fired Plants In US

Carbon capture has been slow to fulfill the hopes held for it by a wide range of powerful energy policy players – from the Natural Resources Defense Council to the International Energy Agency – who see the technology as crucial in the fight against global warming. But its prospects in the United States got a boost… Keep reading →

Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

NEORI, the National Enhanced Oil Recovery Initiative is organized and staffed by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and the Great Plains Institute. NEORI has authored a series of innovative policy proposals to promote the use of carbon capture and sequestration, CCS, to provide much needed CO2 for use in enhanced oil recovery,… Keep reading →

Farmers Hire Drilling Crew To Search For Water To Irrigate Crops

In the past I have been extremely skeptical of carbon capture and sequestration, CCS, but recently my opinion has evolved based on the sober conclusion that hydrocarbon fuels simply are not going away. Both supply and demand for coal, oil and gas continue to grow globally along with their carbon emissions and dangerous impacts on… Keep reading →

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Opec member United Arab Emirates is reportedly considering investing in North American energy assets and possibly importing natural gas as part of the deal. Major oil producers across the Arabian Gulf region – including the Saudis – face tightening gas production and consumption fundamentals, as their domestic energy use soars, greater volumes of associated gas… Keep reading →

Crown Prince Naruhito Visits Renesas Technology Corp

The year 2013 marked a new era for sustainable energy and cleantech. Innovative sustainable technologies have started to mature and are getting closer to mainstream acceptance. Growing pains are over for many of these technologies and they can now simultaneously reduce cost and the energy intensity of products and production processes, while also improving the… Keep reading →

Norwegian-UK Gas Pipeline Laid In the North Sea

All oil and gas fields face natural decline rates as reservoir pressure decreases and continually declining production must be addressed by drilling more wells and injecting substances like natural gas, carbon dioxide or steam into the formation to maintain pressure and coax the remaining hydrocarbons toward production wells. This process is known in the industry… Keep reading →

Oil Prices Rise As BP Shuts Pipeline

The future of Alaska’s abundant natural gas reserves has hung in the balance for decades, with much disagreement over how to maximize value for the disparate stakeholders and minimize negative environmental impacts associated with developing the gas. However, the US energy picture has been radically redrawn in recent years, finally putting a potential solution within… Keep reading →


The potential for underground injections to cause earthquakes was thought to be a problem for natural gas, but a new National Research Council study says the impacted sector will not be gas. It’s a problem for coal.

Carbon capture and sequestration (CCS), pulling carbon out of emissions from coal-burning and storing it deep underground, has been prominent in clean energy planning over the last decade as a way to keep taking advantage of coal resources to meet energy demand while tackling climate change. Keep reading →


An 11th hour withdrawal from a long-anticipated initial public offering could be a potentially damaging blow for a cleantech startup trying to raise additional capital from the public markets.

But BrightSource, the concentrating solar power startup with 9 GW of projects in the pipeline, has not ruled out another attempt at a public launch. Keep reading →