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Insight: We’re entering the decade of carbon capture thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act

By Kyra Buckley Houston Chronicle, Oct. 13, 2022 Talking about carbon capture projects used to be a bit more theoretical.  Sure, polluting companies would say, we would love to deploy this technology on a large scale, but the funding isn’t there. To make it plausible, many argued, carbon capture would need financial support from the […]

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CNC Releases White Paper Calling for CCUS Incentives

AUSTIN – The Carbon Neutral Coalition (CNC) today released a white paper calling for the state of Texas to authorize economic incentives, such as tax credits or property tax reductions, that support Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) to preserve the fossil fuel industry and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.    “Texas has a strong energy […]

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Texas Is Primed To Be Our Nation’s Direct Air Capture Hub

By University of Houston Energy Fellows Forbes, Sept. 14, 2022   Right now, much of the climate change conversation is focused on reducing future emissions. While that is critical, it represents only part of the solution. Some industrial processes – steel, cement and aviation – will prove challenging to decarbonize. Having a way to remove […]

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Texas experienced more power outages than any other state over the past 20 years, report says

By Michael Karlis The San Antonio Current, Sept. 20, 2022   Over the past 20 years, Texas experienced more power outages than any other U.S. state, according to a recent study by environmental advocacy group Climate Central.   What’s more, the report’s authors warn that blackouts are likely to become more common nationwide as climate change […]

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Energy giants return to fossil fuels like coal as Europe braces for winter

By Anmar Frangoul CNBC, Oct. 4, 2022   Energy firm Orsted is to continue or restart operations at three fossil fuel facilities after being ordered by Danish authorities to do so, as governments around Europe ready themselves for winter amid the energy crisis.   In a statement over the weekend, Orsted — whose biggest stakeholder […]

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Texas has many natural fuel resources – let’s use them all in ERCOT

By Howard Arey The Austin Journal, September 27, 2022   The diversification of the Texas energy marketplace is a smart step for all Texans that will ensure all Texans are blessed with abundant energy at the lowest price in the decades ahead.   In response to Mr. Peacock’s article, “Why Texans are paying more for less […]

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ERCOT interim CEO Brad Jones blames the grid’s 2021 failures on organization’s mixed-up priorities

By Michael McCardel WFAA ABC News 8   Before his run atop ERCOT ends next month, the outgoing interim CEO says he’s proud that the organization has shifted its focus from affordability to reliability.   DALLAS — It’s a job no one wanted: restoring reliability within the Texas electric grid.   And yet Brad Jones […]

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Opinion: Texas must implement carbon capture

By Susan Combs The Dallas Morning News, September 24, 2022   Let’s protect the environment without following Europe’s dire path and attacking fossil fuels.   Larry Summers, former U.S. treasury secretary under President Barack Obama, recently was interviewed for a Harvard Institute of Politics forum at the Boston Globe’s Globe Summit, where he described the Biden administration’s policy not […]

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ERCOT says electricity will stay on this fall if grid conditions are normal

By Hojiun Choi The Dallas Morning News, September 6, 2022   Texas’ main electric grid operator, ERCOT, expects to have enough power generation this autumn to keep the lights on if conditions are normal. But a large number of power plant failures could mean blackouts.   The Electric Reliability Council of Texas forecasted on Tuesday […]

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Global emissions targets spell growth for CO2 tech sector

By Corbin Hair E&E News, September 20, 2022   Companies that produce technologies to remove or reduce carbon emissions are “poised for strong continued growth,” reaching an expected value of $1.4 trillion by 2027, according to new market research.   The research report, recently released by the financial data firm PitchBook, predicts that the sector […]

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Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage: Incentives