Month: June 2021

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New Legislation Signals Strong Support for CCUS in Texas

By Madeline Thomas On June 9, 2021, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 1284 (“HB 1284”), which was introduced along with its Senate companion, SB 450, during the state’s 87th legislative session.  HB 1284 grants the Texas Railroad Commission (“RRC”), the governmental agency that regulates the state’s oil and gas industry, sole jurisdiction over […]

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Is carbon the ‘crop’ of the future?

An increasing awareness and concern about the environment, changes in government policy, America’s re-entry into the Paris Agreement and a robust demand for carbon offsets all point toward an appetite for a different type of agricultural crop — carbon. “There has been an increasing amount of discussion on how to create a way for farmers […]

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Hydrogen Could Revolutionize the Energy Market

By Phred Dvorak | Photographs by Go Takayama for The Wall Street Journal Japan built the world’s third-largest economy on an industrial base powered by imported oil, gas and coal. Now, it is planning to shift a big chunk of that power to hydrogen, in one of the world’s biggest bets on an energy source long […]

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Biden looks at financial rules to deprive oil of capital, shift country on climate

By James Osborne WASHINGTON – The Biden administration, facing a Congress unlikely to take significant action on climate change, is considering reaching beyond environmental law to establish tough, new financial regulations that raise the capital costs of the nation’s fossil fuel industries. To accomplish the president’s agenda of dramatically lowering greenhouse gas emissions, the Securities […]

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Carbon Capture Investment Soars As CO2 Levels Hit Record High

By Felicity Bradstock With carbon capture having hit record levels, government investment in new projects is soaring, even Elon Musk is backing it. Here’s what’s happening in the space. As populations continue to grow and our energy burden to the planet increases, carbon dioxide levels in the earth’s atmosphere have hit a 4.5 million-year high, reaching 419 parts […]

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Opinion: A carbon neutral Texas can sustain environment and fossil fuels

By Corbin Robertson Jr. and Susan Combs The United States is now the energy capital of the world with the Lone Star State leading the way. In Texas, traditional energy workers represent approximately 5 percent of the state’s employment, not to mention the indirect jobs and economic output generated by the industry. However, Texas must face the […]

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