Carbon Dioxide

Waste Fuels Energy Production In Incinerator Plant

Methane emissions have dropped significantly. Since 2005, emissions from field production of natural gas have dropped 38 percent, and emissions from hydraulically fractured natural gas wells have plunged 79 percent. These facts bear repeating in light of the Obama administration’s announcement that it is pursuing yet another set of methane regulations. Not only are the additional… Keep reading →

5.8 Earthquake Centered In Mineral, Virginia

President Obama recently announced his support of nuclear power plants smaller than 300 megawatts in size (known as small modular reactors or “SMR”s), as a clean energy source by way of an executive order. This was a good start. However, it is my view that the President’s endorsement for nuclear energy didn’t go nearly far… Keep reading →

9HA gas turbine in validation test stand

The first natural gas-fired turbine for US power generation and one of today’s state-of-the-art designs currently live a couple hundred yards apart on GE’s massive 413-acre Greenville, South Carolina campus. The fact that both machines convert natural gas into electricity is pretty much where the similarities end. The first gas turbine used for electric utility… Keep reading →

New York Area Prepares For Super Bowl XLVIII

Intermodal transport – where goods arrive at major seaports and are transferred to trucks and trains – presents numerous economic and carbon emissions mitigation opportunities across the value chain. High-horsepower transport like tractor trailers and railroad locomotives currently utilize diesel as their primary liquid fuel, but switching to liquefied natural gas can in many cases… Keep reading →

Neurath Power Plant Rated Germany's Biggest CO2 Emitter

According to some, the power of greed shapes and drives our capital markets, and it is this greed that has led to the industrialization of the global society and ultimately to the buildup of excessive levels of Green House Gases (GHGs). Can the same capital markets save us from catastrophic climate change? Our answer to… Keep reading →

Woodland Near Bramshill in Hampshire

An ancient fern whose growth was influential in cooling the planet after an earlier runaway warming period is being studied around the world for everything from a food source to a filter to a possible climate change mitigation agent. Scientists believe a fern called Azolla sucked up about half the available CO2 in the atmosphere… Keep reading →

The 6th Round Of The China-U.S. Strategic And Economic Dialogue & 5th Round Of The China-US High Level Consultation On People-To-People Exchange

China is the world’s largest coal producer and consumer and the world’s leading emitter of carbon dioxide emissions. China is also the world’s most populous country and is suffering from high pollution levels due to its unrestrained fossil fuel use. China’s leadership is under a great deal of pressure to both reduce air pollution and to… 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 →

SK Corporation Oil Refinery In South Korea

A Conversation on Carbon:  How two seemingly opposed forces from ExxonMobil and Sierra Club united over a carbon tax  David Bailey and David Bookbinder have an interesting story. At one time, these two climate experts were at odds with each other, working on opposite sides of the tracks—Bookbinder worked as the chief climate counsel for… Keep reading →

Greenland:  A Laboratory For The Symptoms Of Global Warming

You can’t open a newspaper (or news website) these days without seeing an article about global warming. The discussion is generally shifting from whether or not climate change is occurring, to mitigation and adaptation strategies. Along with several popular climate change mitigation measures, this infographic features some creative ideas about how humans might slow atmospheric… Keep reading →

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