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U.S. natural gas production is booming. According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), production grew by 23 percent from 2007 to 2012. Now--with production projected to continue growing in the decades ahead--U.S. lawmakers and ...
UK and South Korean researchers will work together to develop carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology after institutions in the two countries yesterday signed a ground-breaking strategic agreement.
The Memorandum of Understanding ...
NEAL CONAN, HOST:
This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm Neal Conan, in Washington. In many parts of the country, coal
has been king for many years, but that's changing. Ten years ago, coal
fired half the U.S. electrical power plants. Now ...
The first warning came in the form of dead fish floating in a river.Then officials in this city got confirmation that a chemical spill had taken place at a fertilizer factory upstream. They shut off the tap water, which sent residents ...
The Alberta government said on Monday it canceled C$285 million ($278 million) in funding for a carbon-capture project tied to a proposed synthetic natural gas plant, the second withdrawal of such an environmental initiative in less than a ...
For the second time in less than a year a key carbon capture and storage project in Alberta has been hit with a major setback, denting the province's efforts to combat carbon emissions.
The Alberta government cancelled its $285-million ...
Long before the full frenzy of the boom, you could see its harbingers at the Mountrail County courthouse in Stanley, N.D. Geologists had pored over core samples and log signatures and had made their educated guesses, and now it was the hour of ...
Peabody Energy, the biggest private-sector coal
company in the world, has removed the claim that it is "the global leader in clean energy solutions" from its home page. The two images below show the shift (sometime between Dec. 19 and Dec. 29), ...
Electricity, including that generated by coal
combustion, has been a boon for humanity. In fact, there`s much truth in the headline on Indur M. Goklany's new analysis for the anti-regulatory Cato Institute: "Humanity Unbound: How Fossil Fuels ...
As low-cost natural gas displaces more and more conventional coal
plants, a relatively unknown method for extracting energy from coal
- without removing it from the ground - might seem far-fetched.
Backers of the technique, however, ...
The International Energy Agency`s Medium-Term Coal
Market Report, issued today in Paris, is essential reading for anyone wishing to maintain a reality-based view of global trends in fuel use. While many energy forecasts end up wrong, on short ...
Emphasis on early introduction of a regulatory framework for carbon storage by speakers marked the valedictory session of the three-day international training programme on Clean Coal
Technologies (CCT) and Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) here on ...
China fires up an average of one new coal
-fired plant each week to fuel its blistering economic growth. In the U.S., despite growing opposition and the flood of cheap "fracked" natural gas, the Department of Energy says coal
"will continue to ...
The state environmental agency has denied a permit request to build a $2 billion plant to convert coal
to synthetic natural gas in southern Illinois, further clouding prospects for the clean-energy project already more than six years in the ...
Only two U.S. electric utilities are building expensive coal
-gasification power plants, while dozens of similar facilities have been scrapped and some remaining projects may eliminate coal
in favor of abundant, cheap natural gas.
As mayor of Dallas from 2002 to 2007, Laura Miller helped lead the charge against a utility company called TXU that wanted to build 11 coal
-fired power plants in Texas. Miller and her allies, including the Environmental Defense Fund and the ...
China is come a step closer to capturing and storing its carbon emissions with the launch of the GreenGen coal gasification
plant in Tianjin, according to a report in Nature.
Carbon capture and storage was highlighted by the leaders of ...
Mississippi utility regulators on Friday issued a temporary certificate to allow a unit of Southern Co to continue building an $2.8 billion coal
-gasification power plant in the state despite a court ruling that overturned the existing certificate ...
When Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping visits the White House on Valentine's Day, he and President Barack Obama aren't expected to exchange words of love over energy.
The world's two largest energy consumers have clashed over their ...
When Energy Secretary Steven Chu visits China's capital, he spends days with his counterpart Wan Gang, China's minister of science and technology, as they shuttle from meeting to meeting and listen to each other's speeches.
Both top ...
Reducing carbon-dioxide emissions is primarily a political problem, rather than a technological one. This fact was well illustrated by the fate of the 2009 climate bill that barely passed the U.S. House of Representatives and never came up for a ...
After months of speculation, the British government has set back the development of one of the most promising weapons in the war on climate change.The government had a plan to build the world's first industrial-sized carbon capture and ...
A leading tea party candidate who hopes to knock off venerable Sen. Richard Lugar in next May's GOP primary has campaigned heavily against measures to combat climate change even as he holds stock in an energy company that's banking on those ...
How to contact Congress $100 million Wyoming clean coal
plant suspended General Electric and the University of Wyoming announced Friday they have suspended plans to build a $100 million joint clean coal
research facility near Cheyenne amid ...
Alberta thrives on the strength of its oil and gas sector, while coal
keeps the province's lights on -- as such, in an era where many demand lower emissions, the province is a carbon giant looking to change its ways.
Choking the output ...