Month: February 2022

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Biden administration won’t appeal judge’s ruling revoking Gulf of Mexico drilling leases

February 28, 2022 Anna Phillips Washington Post The Biden administration will not challenge a federal court ruling that it did not sufficiently consider climate change when it auctioned off 1.7 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico last year, accepting a decision that invalidated the largest offshore oil and gas lease sale in the nation’s history. […]

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15 states sue EPA over new oil and gas rules, Paxton says Ukraine war shows ‘need for energy independence’

February 28, 2022 By Houston Keene FOX Business 15 states sue EPA over new oil and gas rules, Paxton says Ukraine war shows ‘need for energy independence’ Paxton issued a press release about the lawsuit against the EPA that 14 other states have signed onto, warning the federal regulations “will create a deliberate disadvantage to […]

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Chart: The top 10 states building America’s renewable energy resources

February 25, 2022 Maria Virginia Olano Canary Media The U.S. now has more than 200 gigawatts of total operating utility-scale clean power capacity, and it will soon be adding 120 gigawatts more, according to a new report from the American Clean Power Association. This planned growth is due in part to 28 GW of new power-purchase agreements signed in 2021. More than half of the […]

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Sempra Infrastructure Joins the Carbon Neutral Coalition as a Senior Advisory Board Member

AUSTIN – The Carbon Neutral Coalition (CNC) announced today that Sempra Infrastructure has joined the CNC as a Senior Advisory Board Member. Sempra Infrastructure develops, builds and operates clean power, energy networks and LNG and net-zero solutions that will play a crucial role in delivering energy for a better world. As a Senior Advisory Board […]

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Infrastructure is Key: What’s Needed for CCUS Deployment

By Portia Bharath National Wildlife Federation’s Blog, Feb. 17, 2022   The latest report from the International Panel on Climate Change found that climate impacts are now widespread and severe in every part of the world. Combined with the use of other climate solutions, the deployment of carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) could help the world […]

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Biden’s Climate Vow Teeters With Supreme Court Primed to Stop It

February 17, 2022 By Jennifer A. Dlouhy Bloomberg Law EPA authority to regulate power plant emissions under review Case to dictate how far Biden EPA can go to meet Paris pledge With his climate agenda facing an uncertain future in Congress, President Joe Biden’s vow to slash greenhouse gas emissions depends on environmental regulations that the […]

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Biden administration launches industrial decarbonization initiative, targets $9.5B for clean hydrogen

Dive Brief: Using funds from last year’s infrastructure law, the Biden administration on Tuesday launched initiatives aimed at cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the industrial sector, which accounts for nearly a quarter of all U.S. GHG emissions. As part of the effort, the Energy Department is preparing to disburse $9.5 billion for three “clean” hydrogen programs, […]

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White House Releases Guidance on Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Sequestration

In conjunction with the Biden-Harris administration’s recent announcement of new agency actions to promote clean manufacturing, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) on Feb. 16 published its Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Sequestration Guidance (“Guidance”) in the Federal Register. Unlike traditional legal guidance documents, the Guidance addresses multiple federal agencies and provides numerous recommendations for efficiently scaling carbon capture, utilization, and […]

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PUBLIC PERCEPTIONS OF CARBON CAPTURE, USE, AND STORAGE (CCUS)

For a technology that has seen as little industrial-scale deployment as CCUS, a truly phenomenal quantity of social scientific research has been conducted into public perceptions of it; factors affecting its support/opposition; and awareness, knowledge, and effect of additional information on CCUS acceptance. For example, a systematic review of public perceptions of CCUS published in […]

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Chevron’s Gorgon CCS Project Misses Target

Chevron’s carbon capture and storage (CCS) facility at its Gorgon LNG plant in Australia underperformed in 2021 with 2.26 million tons of carbon dioxide injected underground, well below its annual capacity of 4 million tons per year of CO2. Chevron’s CCS project has been working well below its annual capacity since it was launched in August […]

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The Hydrogen Economy

Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage: Incentives