Emissions

Iguacu Falls A Finalist In New Seven Wonders Of Nature Contest

Until we lose it, many of us take electricity for granted: for the past 100 years, the developed world has grown to expect a constant supply of power at the flick of a switch. However, for many people across the globe, gaining access to a reliable supply of electricity is extremely difficult, if not impossible.… Keep reading →

Consumer Electronics Show Previews Latest Products

This is the latest installment in our Energy Startup Series that gives executives at cutting-edge energy firms an opportunity to share insights and experiences about the energy industry, their careers and their companies.   The garages of Palo Alto are famous birthplaces for some of the most impactful high-tech companies in history. But for Quin Garcia, a… Keep reading →

Germany Invests In Renewable Energy Sources

Renewable natural gas (RNG) is methane produced from biomass that is cleaned to pipeline quality standards and blended with fossil natural gas. RNG, also known as biomethane, is carbon-neutral and chemically identical to fossil natural gas allowing it to be blended without restriction. Renewable natural gas is produced from a variety of (mostly waste) resources… Keep reading →

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Late last week, the Solicitor General signaled its intention to file cert. before the Supreme Court in the demand response Order 745 case, EPSA v. FERC. Hidden within this legalese is an important update about a significant (and already complex) case. So what does it all mean? First, a bit of background Demand response pays… Keep reading →

Greenland:  A Laboratory For The Symptoms Of Global Warming

Ed. note: This is a new weekly column by Elie Mystal, Managing Editor of Above the Law Redline. This space will focus on the laws that exist, should exist, and should be put out of their misery. OVER-REGULATED Chinese Diplomacy: Let me get this straight: our new “deal” with China involves the U.S. agreeing to… Keep reading →

Coal Mining In India's Jharia

The energy poverty issue is being drawn into stark relief in India, where the government is pursuing an aggressive coal expansion strategy as it seeks to bring electricity to the over 300 million people without. The New York Times reports air quality in cities is worse than China, rising seas will impact the country disproportionately… Keep reading →

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NET Power, a young company from Durham, NC recently announced they will construct the first of a kind natural gas fueled power generation system with zero air emissions and complete carbon capture. NET Power’s Allam Cycle technology combines oxy-fuel combustion with a supercritical CO2 turbine to create power generation at better efficiencies than natural gas… Keep reading →

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Two cyclists might seem unlikely candidates for climate ambassadors, but that’s exactly what Lindsey Fransen and David Kroodsma are doing.  Traversing Asia on roads, big and small, paved and not, the two have come up against some of the harsh realities of climate change and the difficulties in properly communicating its impacts. The ride is… Keep reading →

Senate Republicans Mark Anniversary Of Plan For Keystone XL Pipeline

The Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is bullish on Keystone XL pipeline approval with a republican-controlled senate. “We will pass a budget in both chambers, number one, and we will pass the Keystone pipeline, number two,” Priebus said. “And I actually think the president will sign the bill on the Keystone pipeline because I think… Keep reading →

Report Blames Human Activity For Global Warming

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released what it calls the Synthesis Report on Sunday, which incorporates findings from the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report produced by over 800 scientists and released over the past 13 months. The latest report confirms the serious risks that climate change poses, indicates climate change impacts are already occurring… Keep reading →

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