Month: January 2022

Net-zero emissions pledges matter

January 25, 2022 Chuck McConnell   ExxonMobil’s recently announced pledge of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 is another key commitment from the energy industry and a signal that the energy transition is in full thrust — and requires action and not just words.  This pledge is much the same as many other companies in oil and gas, […]

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Congress is spending billions on carbon capture. Is it a climate savior or a boondoggle?

By Irina Ivanova CBS, Jan 25, 2022   While much of President Joe Biden’s climate change agenda has stalled in Congress, there is one nascent — and controversial — technology for reducing carbon emissions that has received billions in public funds in 2020 and 2021: Carbon capture.   Last year’s infrastructure legislation gave the largest amount of […]

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Opinion: Texas can continue to lead in a new economy that’s carbon neutral

January 23, 2022 By Susan Combs   For years, governments have been grappling with the impact of carbon emissions. From incentives for clean energy to increased regulations, lawmakers have been searching for ways to clean up our environment, which is no doubt concerning to the hundreds of thousands of Texans who rely on the fossil […]

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The Future of Fossil Fuels

Exclusive interview with Charles McConnell, Executive Director, Carbon Management and Energy Sustainability at University of Houston & Former Assistant Secretary of Energy January 20, 2022 Charles McConnell “We can pontificate about the energy transition and carbon reduction all we want,” says Charles McConnell, Executive Director, Carbon Management and Energy Sustainability at the University of Houston. “But […]

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The Hydrogen Economy

Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage: Incentives