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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 […]

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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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Tap Oil Fields, Not Our Emergency Reserves, to Lower Energy Prices

By Patrice Douglas Real Clear Energy, November 17, 2022 Our nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) is running dangerously low. New statistics released indicate our national emergency oil stockpile, which is intended to protect the United States from unexpected and severe supply disruptions, has hit another historic low. It’s a dangerous point for the United States, […]

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Report: Gains expected for Louisiana and Texas oil and gas jobs in the next few months

By Victor Skinner The Center Square, Nov. 17, 2022  Louisiana and Texas are expected to gain thousands of oil and gas jobs in the coming months, though employment numbers likely won’t return to pre-pandemic levels any time soon, according to a new report. The 2023 Gulf Coast Energy Outlook released by Louisiana State University this […]

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Opinion: Texas has the chance to become a hydrogen energy hub

By Bobby Tudor Caller-Times, Nov. 11, 2022 With over 1600 miles of hydrogen pipeline already built along its coast, Texas is the only state in the country with the ability to become a hydrogen hub at a rapid clip. And by putting the regulatory structure and incentives in place, the Texas legislature can make this […]

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Climate change: Expert says just saying no to fossil fuel doesn’t work

By BBC News November 6, 2022   Just saying no to fossil fuels isn’t working, says climate expert Prof Myles Allen.   Speaking on Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg, Prof Allen used a lump of coal to explain how burning fossil carbon will result in one degree of global warming.   It was the first time […]

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Oil Companies Are Eying Federal Climate Funds to Expand Hydrogen Production. Will Their Projects Cut Emissions?

By Nicholas Kusnetz Inside Climate News, Nov. 6, 2022   ExxonMobil’s Baytown refinery and petrochemical complex is one of the largest industrial operations in the country, covering 3,400 acres or nearly 15 percent of the city of Baytown, just east of Houston. It is also one of the nation’s largest sources of greenhouse gas pollution, […]

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Texas must do more on carbon capture

By Corbin Robertson Jr. Beaumont Enterprise, Nov. 4, 2022   The Texas energy industry is currently facing a myriad of issues. From a growing population that requires more power for home heating and cooling to intense pressure from financial institutions and the federal government to cut its carbon dioxide emissions, these challenges are not going […]

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Carbon capture is already making a difference

By Aaron Padilla The Washington Post, Oct. 28, 2022   The Oct. 16 Business article “Cash for carbon capture is gift to Big Oil, climate experts say” was misguided in its criticisms of the new carbon capture tax incentives in the Inflation Reduction Act. The reality is that the potential of carbon capture is already […]

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The Hydrogen Economy

Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage: Incentives