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  • New process removes sulfur components, carbon dioxide from power plant emissions

    The Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has developed a reusable organic liquid that can pull harmful gases such as carbon dioxide or sulfur dioxide out of industrial emissions from power plants. The process could directly replace current methods and allow power plants to capture double the amount of harmful gases in a way that uses no water, less energy and saves money. ...

  • New Report Shows Decline in Carbon Dioxide and Other Pollutants from U.S. Power Plants, but State and Power Company Emissions Vary Widely

    A new report on U.S. power plant emissions from the country’s top 100 electric power producers shows a downward trend in nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur dioxides (SO2), mercury and carbon dioxide (CO2) since 2000, with CO2 emissions decreasing 13 percent between 2008 and 2012. The findings show that the industry is already shifting toward a combination of increased energy efficiency and lower ...

  • Carbon dioxide levels in atmosphere spike

    The annual growth rate of atmospheric carbon dioxide measured at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii jumped by 3.05 parts per million during 2015, the largest year-to-year increase in 56 years of research, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The development is significant because Mauna Loa Observatory is ...

  • U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions Down 11% Since 2007

    Carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels in the United States peaked at more than 1.6 billion tons of carbon in 2007. Since then they have fallen 11 percent, dropping to over 1.4 billion tons in 2013, according to estimates from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Emissions shrank rapidly during the recession, then bounced back slightly as the economy recovered. But shifting ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Emission Control - Geoengineering to remove Carbon Dioxide from the Air

    The notion of global warming was first mooted by French scientist and mathematician Joseph Fourier in 1824 and discovered by John Tyndall in 1860, he and later, Svante Arrhenius, pinned down the mechanisms. It is perhaps deceived wisdom that Arrhenius was the first to suggest that Sweden might once again be able to grow tropical fruit, such as bananas with a little geo-engineering, but Alexander ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Obama to limit carbon at power plants

    President Barack Obama's national plan to combat climate change will include the first-ever regulations to limit carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants, as well as increased production of renewable energy on public lands and federally assisted housing, environmental groups briefed on the plan said Monday. In a major ...


    By Associated Press

  • DOE Seeks Projects to Advance Carbon Dioxide Utilization from Coal-Fired Power Plants

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced approximately $6.7 million in federal funding for cost-shared projects that will develop technologies that utilize carbon dioxide (CO2) from coal-fired power plants to produce useful products. DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy is seeking these projects as part of the Department’s Carbon Storage program, which has the goal of developing and ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Putting a price on carbon emissions

    A new analysis by Carnegie Mellon University researchers provides the clearest picture yet of the possible short-term effects of placing a price for carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The research suggests that even a modest price would almost immediately result in up to 10 percent reductions in emission levels by prompting changes in both power company investments and consumer behavior. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Volvo First Automaker to Go Carbon Dioxide Free

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, September 24, 2007 (ENS) - The Volvo Trucks' plant in Ghent, Belgium has become the first vehicle manufacturing plant in the world that operates without emitting any carbon dioxide, CO2, the Volvo Group announced Friday. The gas contributes to global warming as emissions from factories, power plants and motor vehicles form an atmospheric blanket, trapping the Sun's ...

  • Carbon Dioxide Captured Directly From the Air

    NEW YORK, New York (ENS) - The capture of carbon dioxide, CO2, directly from the air has been successfully demonstrated by scientists at Columbia University and Global Research Technologies, LLC, a technology research and development company based in Tucson, Arizona. The 'air extraction' prototype has demonstrated that carbon dioxide can be captured from the atmosphere, ...

  • Getting the carbon out of emissions

    Original story at MIT News Many researchers around the world are seeking ways to “scrub” carbon dioxide (CO2) from the emissions of fossil-fuel power plants as a way of curbing the gas that is considered most responsible for global climate change. But most ...

  • Power Plant Emissions Ranked as a Climate Action Tool

    For the first time, the carbon dioxide emissions of the world's 50,000 power plants, the most concentrated source of greenhouse gases, have been compiled into a massive new database called CARMA - Carbon Monitoring for Action. Power sector emissions account for 25 percent of the global total of carbon dioxide, 40 percent of carbon emissions in the United States, and are a primary cause of global ...

  • EPA seeks to cut power plant carbon by 30%

    The Environmental Protection Agency is rolling out a plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 30 percent by 2030, setting the first national limits on the chief gas linked to global warming. The rule being announced Monday is expected to be finalized next year. It is a centerpiece of President Barack Obama's plans to reduce ...


    By Associated Press

  • Committed carbon emissions are rising fast

    Challenging news for those climate campaigners who believe that renewable sources of energy are on the increase: they may be, but so are carbon dioxide emissions. Steven Davis of the University of California, Irvine and Robert Socolow of Princeton University in the US report in the journal Environmental Research Letters that existing power plants will emit 300 billion tons of additional carbon ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Carbon emissions ‘outsourced’ to developing countries

    A new study by scientists at the Carnegie Institution for Science finds that over a third of carbon dioxide emissions associated with consumption of goods and services in many developed countries are actually emitted outside their borders. Some countries, such as Switzerland, 'outsource' over half of their carbon dioxide emissions, primarily to developing countries. The study finds that, per ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Office-related carbon emissions surge

    The office is becoming a major driver of climate change. Despite ongoing efforts to improve energy efficiency in the workplace, the world's growing reliance on the Internet is leading to a rapid increase in greenhouse gas emissions. The energy required to power all the world's computers, data storage, and communications networks is expected to double by 2020, according to a new McKinsey & Company ...

  • EPA Proposal to Regulate Carbon Dioxide From Existing Plants Under OMB Review

    The White House is reviewing an Environmental Protection Agency proposal that would set the first carbon dioxide emissions limits for existing power plants. However, the EPA has revealed few details of what the proposed new source performance standards might entail. The EPA sent its proposed rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget for review March 31. “They're doing a ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • DOE to provide US$36m to advance carbon dioxide capture

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced today that it will provide US$36 million for 15 projects aimed at furthering the development of new and cost-effective technologies for the capture of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the existing fleet of coal-fired power plants. “Currently, the existing US coal fleet accounts for over half of all electricity generated in this country,” US Secretary of Energy ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • 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 ...

  • Study: Cutting Carbon Dioxide saves 3,500 US Lives s Year

    The Obama Administration's hotly debated plan to reduce heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the nation's power plants will save about 3,500 lives a year by cutting back on other types of pollution as well, a new independent study concludes. A study from Harvard and Syracuse University calculates the decline in heart attacks and lung disease when soot and smog are reduced - an anticipated byproduct ...


    By Associated Press

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