Month: February 2022

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Biden administration announces green manufacturing push

The Biden administration announced a series of steps on Tuesday aimed at promoting green manufacturing and taking on climate change contributions from the industrial sector. A new fact sheet from the White House said it would aim to do so through a series of initiatives aimed at bolstering clean hydrogen energy and using the federal […]

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New federal guidelines could boost carbon capture in the US

The Biden administration says the US will ‘likely’ need controversial carbon capture tech to meet climate goals On Tuesday, the Biden administration issued new guidelines for federal agencies on how to assess proposals to capture and sequester carbon dioxide pollution. The new guidance lays out steps that could encourage “widespread deployment” of a controversial form […]

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The safest and most deadly types of energy — how do renewables compare to fossil fuels?

How safe do you think nuclear energy is, for instance? Energy is the cornerstone of our modern society. For most of human civilization, the energy we used was biological: from our bodies and the animals we used (for instance, for plowing in agriculture). We also burned a lot of wood for heating. Then, some 250 […]

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Biden looks to extract critical minerals from coal waste, to aid clean energy goals

WASHINGTON – The Biden administration is studying the cost of building a refinery to extract the minerals and metals used in clean energy technology from coal waste. The Department of Energy put out a request Monday for input on designing and building a commercial-scale facility capable of extracting rare earth elements and critical minerals from the billions […]

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Biden administration awards CCUS FEED study to GE Gas Power

The US Department of Energy also provided $175 million in funding to 68 clean technology projects GE Gas Power was awarded $5.7 million from the US Department of Energy for a front-end engineering design study into carbon capture, utilisation, and storage applications for power generation. The funding from the Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon […]

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CEQ Issues New Guidance to Responsibly Develop Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Sequestration

Today, the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) delivered new guidance to Federal agencies to help ensure that the advancement of Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Sequestration (CCUS) technologies is done in a responsible manner that incorporates the input of communities and reflects the best available science. The development of this guidance was mandated by the Utilizing […]

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Time to move on from carbon capture

Two recent studies illustrate the difference between good and bad government interventions in energy markets. They are an important lesson in the search for solutions to global climate change. The first study is a Government Accountability Office (GAO) review of the money the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has spent on carbon capture and sequestration (CCS). From […]

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Why Russian Invasion Peril Is Driving Oil Prices Near $100

Spare supplies of oil and gas are limited globally, making a Russian move on Ukraine a serious geopolitical risk event The threat of a Russian invasion of Ukraine is shaking up a fragile global oil market, pushing prices closer to $100 a barrel as traders calculate that supplies will struggle to cushion the effect from any significant disruption […]

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Overnight Energy & Environment — Court blocks climate accounting mechanism

Welcome to Friday’s Overnight Energy & Environment, your source for the latest news focused on energy, the environment and beyond. Subscribe here: thehill.com/newsletter-signup. Today we’re looking at a judge’s ruling against the Biden administration’s social costs of greenhouse gases and the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest move on a controversial Trump-era public records rule.  For The Hill, we’re […]

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Let’s Make America Energy Independent Again – Like Texas Is

February 9. 2022 Redstate   The Lone Star State of Texas is a rather unique place in all of America.   They are the second-largest state in terms of geography with a total area of 268,596 square miles.   They are second in population according to the U.S. Census Bureau with 29,145,505 people and, according […]

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The Hydrogen Economy

Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage: Incentives