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Carbon Capture and Storage

A Reality Check On Coal: The Extra Cost Of CCS Must Be Taken Seriously

Philippe Joubert | Posted 11.07.2016 | Green
Philippe Joubert

If we in the developed world are still addicted to fossil, how can we expect the use of fossil to decrease quickly in developing nations?

Rotterdam, Striving To Be Green, Downplays CO2 Targets

John J. Berger | Posted 10.21.2016 | Green
John J. Berger

Part 1 of a series on Rotterdam's efforts to become a sustainable and "climate-proof" city. Evening view of Rotterdam skyline and waterfront with t...

Water: the commodity underwriting our low-carbon future

Paul Simpson | Posted 08.23.2016 | Green
Paul Simpson

The quintessential first thought when you think of saving water, drilled into us at childhood, is turning off the tap when you brush your teeth. As we...

'Green News Report' - July 14, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.14.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Porn is dirty, but coal is clean, says the Republican Party platform; Sen...

Family Forests: A Key Piece of Protecting Critical Forestland

Tom Martin | Posted 04.05.2015 | Green
Tom Martin

More than a third of U.S. forests are owned by individuals and families -- a larger share than the federal government or various companies own. As we work to protect both the environment and rural economies, family-owned forests are hugely important yet too often overlooked.

A Key to the Keystone Problem

Juli Berwald | Posted 04.05.2015 | Politics
Juli Berwald

If all the carbon that goes through the Keystone pipeline is captured and stored, it's about 2.5% of the annual US energy-related emissions, a toenail on the nation's carbon footprint. But it's a reasonable, feasible start.

Cheap Oil's Make-Or-Break Moment for Clean Energy

Maria van der Hoeven | Posted 02.10.2015 | Green
Maria van der Hoeven

The plunge in oil prices may be good for consumers and the global economy, but it could also hurt efforts to make our planet's energy system more sustainable. Policy makers from around the world can prevent this by taking advantage of cheaper oil to make meaningful changes in the way we price energy.

The Real Climate Game-Changer? Humility and Hauling Ass on a Plan B

Tracey Durning | Posted 12.24.2014 | Green
Tracey Durning

Nobody has 'the' solution to climate change, regardless of the PhD's or megaphones they hold. It's time to start having more honest conversations.

'Green News Report' - October 21, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.21.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Republican candidates continue to dodge the climate change question; Moun...

'Green News Report' - October 16, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.21.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Rep. Paul Ryan backs away - sort of - from outright climate science denia...

'Green News Report' - October 14, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.14.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Coal wins Kentucky's U.S. Senate debate!; Pentagon warns climate change a...

'Green News Report' - October 9, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.09.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Sen. Mitch McConnell dodges on climate change: "I am not a scientist"; R...

7 Arguments for Coal Gone Bust

Chaitanya Kumar | Posted 06.16.2014 | Green
Chaitanya Kumar

Some people claim that coal is the answer to energy poverty. Coal does not alleviate but aggravates poverty. Here's trying to state and break some long-held myths on dirty energy forms.

The Climate Post: Carbon Markets Show Glimmers of Recovery in 2014

Tim Profeta | Posted 03.12.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

A year after the launch of its cap-and-trade program, California formally linked its emissions trading scheme with Quebec's -- enabling carbon allowances and offset credits to be exchanged between participants in the two jurisdictions.

Kate Sheppard

EPA To Release Greenhouse Gas Rules For New Power Plants | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency will finally publish notice of new proposed rules limiting greenhouse gas emissions from new power p...

Kate Sheppard

Whatever Happened To All That Enthusiasm For 'Clean Coal?' | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It wasn't that long ago that "clean coal" was all the rage. John McCain touted it on the campaign trail in 2008. So did Barack Obama. Th...

California Issues First Carbon Offset Credits

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO - Nov 13 (Reuters) - California businesses covered by the state's cap-and-trade program will soon be abl...

Study Shows Carbon Sequestration Can Cause Quakes

Posted 11.04.2013 | Green

From Climate Central's Bobby Magill: Two scientists have found evidence that underground carbon dioxide injection in oil and gas fields may cause e...

Kate Sheppard

Treasury Issues New Guidance On Funding Coal Plants Abroad | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Treasury Department issued new guidance on Tuesday that makes it even more clear that the Obama administration will no longer approv...

Kate Sheppard

Coal State Lawmakers Move To Defang EPA Greenhouse Gas Rules | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two coal state lawmakers -- a Republican House member and a Democratic senator -- introduced legislation on Monday that would kneecap E...

The Climate Post: EIA Says Carbon Emissions Decline

Tim Profeta | Posted 12.25.2013 | Green
Tim Profeta

The downward trend may not last, The Washington Post reports. Energy-related emissions rose 2.6 percent in the first part of 2013, and the EIA expects emissions to keep rising.

Bad News For Carbon Capture Development

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, Oct 10 (Reuters) - The number of projects that capture carbon dioxide emissions from power plants and...

Kate Sheppard

EPA Chief: Existing Power Plants Won't Have to Capture Carbon | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said Monday that forthcoming rules on greenhouse gas emissions from existing...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Why Nobody's Rushing To Pump Air Pollution Underground To Save The World | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 09.10.2013 | Green

Inside the offices of MIT's Energy Initiative, a campus-wide program with the ambitious goal of helping to "transform the global energy system," Howar...

President Obama's Climate Change Action Plan: Positives and One Big Regret Versus the Last Time Around

Peter Fox-Penner, PhD | Posted 06.28.2013 | Green
Peter Fox-Penner, PhD

The sooner we end this stalemate and join the growing list of countries with national policies and carbon markets the better. Meanwhile, kudos to the president and his team for taking action and elevating the issue greatly on the national and international stage.