Month: November 2022

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Guest Feature: Energy *IS* the Economy

  By Robert Hargraves GridBrief , November 29,2022   Introduction   Sustainability is a myth. Our global economy uses energy to process limited natural resources into high entropy waste and heat. Entropy represents dispersed mass and energy unavailable to create physical work. We consume almost 1 kg of natural resources for every $1 of goods […]

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Getting rid of fossil fuels at a climate summit is harder than you’d think

  By Adam Morton The Guardian , November 29,2022   You could be forgiven for thinking getting rid of fossil fuels might be the easy point of agreement at a global summit to address the climate crisis. But you would be wrong. Instead, the issue has become a major point of contention as the Cop27 […]

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California unveils plan to reach carbon neutrality by 2045 – Los Angeles Times

  By Tony Briscoe Los Angeles Times , November 29,2022   California air quality officials released a bold climate plan Wednesday that outlines in broad strokes how the state intends to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions by the end of the decade and eventually eliminate its carbon footprint.   The so-called scoping plan released by […]

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Port: While you weren’t looking, North Dakota became a national leader when it comes to carbon capture

  By Rob Port inforum.com , November 29,2022   MINOT, N.D. — It’s remarkable how ahead of the curve North Dakota is when it comes to carbon capture and storage.   You’ve probably heard about this issue in the context of some consternation over efforts to build a pipeline to bring captured carbon from ethanol […]

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Growth in Carbon Capture Projects This Year is Dramatic, Showing Global Determination to Cut Emissions

  Good News Network , November 29,2022   The number of carbon capture and storage projects in the pipeline is exploding, thanks to worldwide efforts to cut emissions.   A new report from the Global CCS Institute, which studies carbon capture and storage-(CCS), shows an impressive growth of 44 percent over the past 12 months. […]

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Everything you need to know about hydrogen in the clean energy transition

  Weforum.com, November 29,2022   Clean hydrogen has an important role to play in the energy transition, alongside renewables and carbon capture solutions.   Hydrogen and hydrogen-based fuels could help decarbonize hard-to-abate sectors like power generation, transport and some heavy industries.   While the market for clean hydrogen is growing, it is not increasing fast […]

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Products Made With Captured Greenhouse Gas Are Reaching Commercial Scale

    By Dieter Holger Wall Street Journal , November 29,2022   Straws, bottles and packaging made with captured greenhouse-gas are starting to reach commercial scale, offering a way for businesses making and using everyday products to reduce emissions contributing to global warming.   Locking up greenhouse gas in ingredients that go into products can […]

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Texas can be a national example with Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage

By Ron Simmons Denton Record-Chronicle, Nov. 25, 2022 The current volatility of the European energy market should be a warning to the United States. While record-high prices and fears of “energy sobriety” on the Continent do not appear to be happening this winter, the lack of market stability and an energy policy dreamed up by […]

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States are vying for money to start ‘hydrogen hubs.’ What are they?

By Robert Zullo New Jersey Mirror, Oct. 23, 2022   Across the country, states are inking agreements with neighbors or striking out on their own to pursue billions in federal funding to set up “hydrogen hubs,” clustered centers for production, storage and use of the gas that many see as a crucial piece of the […]

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The power grid faced heat waves, record demand and tight conditions in 2022. What happens next?

By Kavya Balaraman   Utility Dive, Nov. 22, 2022   Power systems across the U.S. faced challenging grid reliability conditions over the past year, but managed to avoid the worst-case scenario of prolonged outages thanks to a combination of policy measures implemented over the last couple of years and luck, experts say. All over the country, […]

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