The Middle Ground: The Role of CCS After COP26

Credit to Author: Craig Golinowski| Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2021 17:18:45 +0000

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We hear calls for the “elimination of fossil fuels” as the primary solution to climate change, those calls coming from investors, institutions, governments—and from many world leaders and others gathered at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland. COMMENTARY As we begin to experience the outcome of recent energy policies that focus on the buildout of renewables capacity, […]

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Lehigh University Energy Research Center Is Working To Cut Mercury Emissions From Coal Plants & Other Sources

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2021 18:30:26 +0000

The Lehigh University’s Energy Research Center (ERC) is working on solving the problem of anthropogenic mercury emissions. These emissions usually come from coal-fired plants, cement kilns, industrial boilers, waste incinerators, and steel mills. All of these have the side effect of releasing mercury into the air and waterways. Lehigh graduate students Guanrong Song, Julio Bravo, […]

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Small Hydro Plants & Small Utility-Scale Solar Should Replace Zimbabwe’s Ailing Small Thermal Plants

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2021 16:25:43 +0000

CleanTechnica-Solar-Panel-Farm-1-scaled watermarkWhen I was in primary school, in Mutare, Zimbabwe, a fairly large dam was being build in our province, Manicaland. Osbourne Dam, on the Odzi River, was built by the Italian firm Salini Costuttori SpA. Osbourne Dam supplies water to irrigation schemes in Chimanimani and Chipinge districts. Back then in my junior school days in the […]

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Did You Turn Off The Gas?

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Mon, 08 Nov 2021 00:40:21 +0000

With the circus that is COP26 grinding inexorably along, the focus is now moving from coal (where some progress is being made — like the tide, though, with countries like Poland making pledges and then withdrawing their pledges) to unnatural gas. Long touted as a transitional fuel from coal to renewables, it now seems like […]

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AXA Restricts Investment In & Insurance Of New Oil & Gas Projects

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Sun, 07 Nov 2021 01:19:59 +0000

How can you build it if you can’t insure it? In a risk averse world, it is getting harder and harder to insure those activities which are increasing the risk of severe climate events. AXA, a France-based multinational insurance firm with approximately a trillion dollars worth of assets, is leading the way forward. “It was […]

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GE Splitting Into Three Companies, Will Spin Off Energy Group

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 09 Nov 2021 14:22:29 +0000

General Electric (GE) has announced plans to split into three separate companies, breaking up into publicly traded groups for its energy, healthcare, and aviation divisions. The company on Nov. 9 said the GE Power, GE Renewable Energy, and GE Digital groups will be combined into one business, with the company pursuing a tax-free spin-off of […]

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Southern Will Close More than Half of Coal Fleet

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sat, 06 Nov 2021 15:50:06 +0000

Southern Company, the third-largest power utility in the U.S., said it will close more than half its coal-fired power generation fleet over the next few years as the group moves toward a goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Southern on Nov. 5 said the closures include units at the two largest U.S. coal plants, […]

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