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Here’s What You Should Know About Carbon Capture and Storage

Here’s What You Should Know About Carbon Capture and Storage

The recently-passed US infrastructure bill, signed into legislation by President Biden on November 15th, dedicates $8 billion to carbon capture, utilization, and storage, in addition to investments in other essential climate technologies. While carbon capture technology is often criticized as an excuse to allow polluters to keep polluting, it is going to be key to […]

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    Carbon Capture Breakthrough in India Converts CO2 Into Baking Powder

    Carbon Capture Breakthrough in India Converts CO2 Into Baking Powder

    Carbon captured in a new process from a coal-fired power plant in Chennai, India will be used by chemicals manufacturer Tuticorin Alkali Chemicals & Fertilizers (TACFL) to produce soda ash. Tuticorin power plant in India will convert carbon emissions to soda ash.Roger Harrabin / The Guardian The process was developed by London-based Carbon Clean Solutions […]

    Humanity Has Entered New Climate Reality Era

    Humanity Has Entered New Climate Reality Era

    By Alex Kirby Humanity has now entered a new climate reality era, with carbon dioxide concentrations expected to remain above the level of 400 parts per million throughout 2016 and for many generations to come, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said. The WMO—the United Nations system’s leading agency on weather, climate and water—said the globally […]

    ‘Trees on Steroids’: Issam Dairanieh on Turning CO2 Into Products

    ‘Trees on Steroids’: Issam Dairanieh on Turning CO2 Into Products

    By Sophie Yeo How do you reduce CO2 emissions? The Global CO2 Initiative is pushing a unique approach: turn them into useful products, then sell them. Based in San Francisco, the company has the ambitious aim to capture 10 percent of global CO2 emissions through carbon capture and usage. While this method is still in […]

    4 Reasons the Paris Agreement Won’t Solve Climate Change

    4 Reasons the Paris Agreement Won’t Solve Climate Change

    Many hail the Paris agreement—set to cross the threshold this week to come into effect—as a panacea for global climate change. Yet tragically, this perspective neglects to take into account the scientific reality of our climate system, which tells a much different story. Our latest research, Young People’s Burden: Requirement of Negative CO2 Emissions, appeared […]

    Earth Just Permanently Passed Climate Threshold

    Earth Just Permanently Passed Climate Threshold

    Carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere stayed above 400 parts per million (ppm) during September—a time when CO2 levels typically hit the yearly low—raising fears that the planet has reached a point of no return. A sunset over the Arctic during a NOAA Climate Program expedition north of Russia.NOAA Photo Library/Flickr cc 2.0 “Concentrations will […]

    Sierra Club Marks Milestone as 100th Coal Plant Set to Retire

    Sierra Club Marks Milestone as 100th Coal Plant Set to Retire

    Sierra Club On Feb. 29 the Sierra Club marked a major milestone in the transition to clean energy as the Fisk and Crawford facilities in Chicago became the 99th and 100th coal-fired plants to announce retirement since January 2010. These iconic Midwest Generation owned plants are two of nine coal-fired plants from Chicago to Pennsylvania […]

    First Energy to Retire Three West Virginia Coal Plants

    First Energy to Retire Three West Virginia Coal Plants

    Sierra Club In a victory for clean air and local residents’ health, Ohio-based First Energy Corp. announced the retirements of three of its coal-fired power plants in West Virginia. The plants are slated to close Sept. 1, 2012. The Feb. 8 news follows last month’s retirements of six of First Energy’s coal plants in Ohio, […]