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Coal rush! Energy crisis fires global hunt for polluting fuel

By Sudarshan Varadhan , Helen Reid , Nuzulack Dausen , Jonathan Saul and Nina Chestney The sleepy Tanzanian port of Mtwara mainly dealt in cashew nuts until late last year. Now it bustles with vessels loading up with coal, as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine drives a worldwide race for the polluting fuel.   Tanzania traditionally […]

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Continued Instability In State Power Grid A Colossal Risk To Texas, U.S.

  By Dave Manning   Reform Austin , September 27,2022   As Texans try to get through summer heat this month, temperatures are predicted to reach near 90 degrees heading into October. While winter is still months away, ongoing concerns about the state’s power grid continue to be on the minds of everyone who was […]

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Squandering Energy Independence In A Chaotic World

  By Daniel Markind   Forbes , September 27,2022 Over the last two weeks, while news coverage in America has been fixated on the FBI’s raid on Donald Trump’s home at Mar-a-Lago, and later on the death of Queen Elizabeth II, there have been important news stories not widely reported in the United States. Turkish […]

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Fed Policymakers Unveil Hydrogen Transportation Bill

  Transport Topics News , September 27,2022   Legislation that would establish a grant program at the U.S. Department of Transportation to assist with the adoption of heavy-duty hydrogen fuel cell vehicles was recently introduced in the U.S. Senate.   The Hydrogen for Trucks Act is designed to provide financial support for fleet owners and […]

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Cracking the carbon removal challenge

By Leda Zimmerman   MIT News , September 26th, 2022   By most measures, MIT chemical engineering spinoff Verdox has been enjoying an exceptional year. The carbon capture and removal startup, launched in 2019, announced $80 million in funding in February from a group of investors that included Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy Ventures. Then, in […]

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Texas had most U.S. weather-related outages in last 20 years, report shows

By Steven Santana Beaumont Enterprise , September 20, 2022   Texas’ power grid has recently proved less than capable of handling extreme cold and hot weather events. Now, a new report from climate change nonprofit group Climate Central says that Texas had the most weather-related outages in the U.S. over the past two decades, with most of them occurring between […]

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US Energy Secretary talks trouble with Texas power grid, energy companies reducing Houston’s footprint

By Greg Googan   Fox 26, September 14, 2022    FOX 26 Political Reporter Greg Groogan interviewed U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on the future of power production in America. Here’s a full transcript of their conversation: Groogan: After making an historic investment in combating climate change how do you convince folks in the energy capitol […]

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Port Houston works with Shell for decarbonization opportunities

  By the Editorial team   Safety 4 Sea, September 14, 2022   Port Houston announced an agreement with Shell to explore opportunities to work together to meet the Port’s strategic goals in the areas of sustainability, resilience, and carbon reduction. Port Houston and Shell signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that outlines a shared […]

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RRC’s carbon capture rules move energy expansion forward

By Jeremy Mazur   Texas 2036 , September 14, 2022   Texas just took a major step towards an energy expansion. Earlier this week the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) voted to approve rules for the state’s permitting and regulation of carbon capture and underground storage, also known as CCUS. These rules are needed for the Commission’s […]

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CarbonCapture Inc. Announces Five Megaton Direct Air Capture and Storage Project in Wyoming

Businesswire , September 14, 2022   Project Bison to be the first massively scalable deployment of DAC in the U.S. and the first to use Class VI wells for permanent CO2 storage LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CarbonCapture Inc. (CarbonCapture), a U.S. climate tech company that develops direct air capture (DAC) systems based on a groundbreaking modular open systems […]

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