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  • Rock-solid carbon storage hopes rise

    Geologists have resolved one great problem about the capture of carbon dioxide from coal-fired or gas-fired power stations and its sequestration deep in the Earth, with what appears to be the prospect of rock-solid carbon storage. Once there in the right rock formations, there’s no reason why it should escape. That ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Investing in carbon capture and storage nature`s way

    Boosting investments in the conservation, rehabilitation and management of the Earth's forests, peatlands, soils and other key ecosystems could deliver significant cuts in greenhouse gas emissions and avoid even more being released to the atmosphere, a new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) says. Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director, said: 'Tens of ...

  • World`s first standard for deep-earth storage of industrial carbon emissions to be developed by CSA Standards and IPAC-CO2 Research

    Toronto – CSA Standards, a leading developer of standards, codes and personnel certification programs, and the International Performance Assessment Centre for Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide (IPAC-CO2 Research Inc.) today announced a joint agreement to develop Canada"s first carbon capture and storage (CCS) standard for the geologic storage of industrial emissions. The CCS standard will ...


  • Carbon Capture and Storage Hopes Rise Again

    Carbon capture and storage, if it proved possible, would help to make the main greenhouse gas harmless. American scientists say they are making progress. Two groups of US scientists are exploring new ways of capturing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. One technology mimics the tree by using ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Underground monitoring of carbon storage site begins in Mississippi

    A team from the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Southeast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (SECARB) is using scientific instrumentation, installed nearly two miles beneath the surface of the earth, to track the movement of carbon dioxide (CO2) being injected for oil recovery. This research effort will provide valuable insight into both the requirements of the instrumentation necessary to ...

  • Innovation to drive cuts in Carbon Capture and Storage costs

    The winners of an £20m competition for innovative projects to reduce the cost of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) development were announced today. Universities and world leading energy and technology companies at the cutting edge of CCS research are among the 13 projects that have been awarded the money from the UK’s CCS £125m research and development fund. CCS technology, if ...

  • Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation Announces $46 Million in Funding for Carbon Capture and Storage and Cleaner Energy Projects

    The Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation is providing $46 million in funding to support six new clean technology projects. The projects have a combined value of more than $327 million. "The CCEMC is supporting industry efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels while helping to ensure Alberta can continue to be a global energy leader, ...

  • Carbon Capture and Storage Can Help Power Plants Reduce Carbon Pollution

    Carbon capture and storage technology has a proven track record and is ready to be deployed to help new power plants meet proposed federal standards to limit dangerous carbon pollution, a Natural Resources Defense Council climate expert told Congress on Wednesday. “All aspects of…carbon capture and storage (CCS) systems have been demonstrated at commercial scale industrial facilities ...

  • Carbon study could help reduce harmful emissions

    A new study has revealed that storing carbon dioxide beneath the earth may be a safer and longer term method of reducing emissions in the atmosphere than previously thought. NERC funded researchers at the University of Manchester found that carbon dioxide (CO2) has been naturally stored for up to 40 million years in CO2 gas fields in the Colorado Plateau and Rocky Mountains of the USA. Their ...

  • Energy technologies are not enough to reduce carbon emissions

    Current energy technologies are not enough to reduce carbon emissions to a level needed to lower the risks associated with climate change, New York University physicist Martin Hoffert concludes in an essay in the latest issue of the journal Science. Many scientists have determined that in order to avoid the risks brought about by climate change, steps must be taken to prevent the mean global ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • US announces Plans to reduce Agricultural Carbon Emissions

    Federal agricultural officials are planning to announce voluntary programs and initiatives for farmers, ranchers and foresters meant to build on President Barack Obama's efforts to combat global warming - and don't require congressional approval. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is expected to unveil plans Thursday at Michigan State University, where Obama signed the sweeping farm bill into law ...


    By Associated Press

  • Carbon trust halves data centre emissions, by design

    The rise in carbon emissions threatened by the projected exponential growth of data centres could be halved in the UK, thanks to a new design service launched by the Carbon Trust today. The new service has already been piloted in the design of multi-billion pound data storage and processing facility, The Lockerbie Data Centre, Scotland, where it is expected to help reduce operating costs by ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • China: Olympic-sized growth in carbon emissions

    In 2007, carbon emissions from fossil fuel combustion worldwide reached an estimated 8.2 billion tons, which was 2.8 percent more than in 2006-and 22 percent above the total in 2000.1 The United States and Europe accounted for roughly 4 and 3 percent, respectively, of the growth during this decade.2 India contributed 8 percent, and China, a staggering 57 percent.3 Despite the rapid increase, ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Halving Global Carbon Emissions by 2040 Within Reach

    Governments, investors and businesses must seize the opportunity to halve global carbon emissions by 2040 while ensuring economic development and energy access for all, but they must act now to accelerate clean electrification, decarbonization beyond power and energy productivity improvement, says the Energy Transitions Commission (ETC). The ETC recently (4/25) launched its "Better energy, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Mounting Pressure to Curtail Greenhouse Gas Emissions Drives the Carbon Capture and Storage Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

    GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Carbon Capture and Storage markets. The worldwide CO2 capture and storage capacity is projected to reach 56 million tonnes by 2018, driven by increasing pressure to control emissions of greenhouse gasses, political will to achieve emission targets, and growing ...

  • Carbon capture and storage could also impact air pollution

    Carbon capture and storage (CCS) involves capturing carbon dioxide released by power stations and other industrial sources, and burying it deep underground. But in addition to keeping an important greenhouse gas (GHG) out of the atmosphere, this technology will lead to benefits and trade-offs for air pollution. A new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) describes the effects that CCS ...

  • Masdar joins the global carbon capture and storage institute as founding member

    Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s multi-faceted future energy initiative, today signed an agreement at the World Future Energy Summit in the presence of Her Excellency, Quentin Bryce, Governor General of Australia, to become a founding member of the Australian Government’s flagship Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute (GCCSI). The Institute will be administered and funded by the Australian Government ...


    By MASDAR

  • Questions and Answers on the proposal for a directive on the geological storage of carbon dioxide

    1) What is carbon capture and storage? Carbon capture and storage is a suite of technological processes which involve capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the gases discarded by industry and transporting and injecting it into geological formations. The major application for carbon capture and storage (CCS) is to reduce CO2 emissions from power generation from fossil fuels, principally ...

  • EU-backed carbon capture and storage technology not without critics

    Within the European Commission's comprehensive package of legislative proposals on climate change and energy announced on Wednesday (23 January) is a plan to promote the development of a controversial carbon emissions mitigation technology known as 'carbon capture and storage' (CCS). CCS 'captures' carbon dioxide from power plants and stores it in underground geological formations or deep oceans ...


  • Carbon capture and storage – It’s time for a reality check, say Canadian researchers

    Carbon capture and storage (CCS) has been hailed as a 'silver bullet' for the coal industry. According to the World Resources Institute, there is a need for CCS. But the lack of a regulatory framework governing carbon emissions is making it difficult for industry to invest in the development and implementation of major, new technologies. A similar concern has been expressed in Canada. Lack of a ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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