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Carbon Capture

Reducing carbon emissions using waste marble powder

... Credit: American Chemical Society The ongoing fraud investigation into the nearly $7 billion Mississippi clean coal plant has sparked debate on whether carbon capture is a viable technology. But to lesser fanfare, other industrial efforts to keep carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere are moving forward successfully. Now scientists report in ACS' journal Industrial & Engineering Chemistry ...

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Climate Change

The global philosopher: Who should pay for climate change? - BBC News

... Most climate scientists think the world is getting warmer and that humans are at least in part responsible. Almost every country in the world has pledged to make efforts to stabilise greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere in order to prevent dangerous "interference with the climate system". But exactly how to do this raises interesting questions about fairness. To discuss them, we ...

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Solar

Great Red Spot storm heating Jupiter's atmosphere, study shows | Reuters

... CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Scientists have long wondered why Jupiter's upper atmosphere has temperatures similar to those of Earth, even though the biggest planet in the solar system is five times farther away from the sun. The answer may be The Great Red Spot, an enormous storm big enough to swallow three Earths that has been raging on Jupiter for at least three centuries, a study showed on ...

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Nuclear

Citizen science takes on Japan's nuclear establishment - LA Times

... in both nuclear power plant operators and the government has not fully recovered since the disaster. As authorities push ahead with the contentious process of restarting dozens of nuclear reactors taken off-line in wake of the disaster, Japanese like Matsushita say a network of monitors controlled by ordinary people could serve as an early warning system in the event of another disaster. ...

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Oil

The power projects keeping Virunga Park alive

... militant groups. Hundreds of rangers have been killed on duty. Troubled waters – Virunga is also threatened by the prospect of industrial drilling, after tests confirmed the presence of oil. British firm Soco planned to explore in Lake Edward, a vital resource for local fishermen, although public pressure later forced it to pull out. NGOs such as Global Witness fear the threat has only ...

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Gas

BRIEF-Exelon says unit to acquire retail electricity and natural gas business from ConEdison Solutions | Reuters

... July 27 Exelon Corp * Constellation acquiring retail electricity and natural gas business from Conedison Solutions * Terms of agreement were not released * Conedison Solutions' retail electricity and natural gas business will operate under constellation brand after a post-closing transition period * Residential and commercial customers of Conedison Solutions' retail electricity and ...

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Wind

Hawaii Utilities Commission Shoots Down Plan To Import LNG from B.C.

... of the Hawaiian Electric Companies (which provide 95 per cent of the state's electricity) by Florida-based NextEra Energy in a 265 page ruling. NextEra, the largest provider of the wind power in the U.S., was positioned to play a key role in financing the importing of 800,000 metric tons per year of LNG from FortisBC's Tilbury LNG storage facility in Delta for use in an upgraded power ...

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Geothermal

Swamp kauri 'too precious to sell' - National - NZ Herald News

... Top Energy has turned down what chief executive Russell Shaw described as "big sums" offered by Chinese interests to extract swamp kauri in the geothermal fields around Ngawha. He said Top Energy's response was that the kauri was "too precious to sell". Top Energy and Far North District Council are seeking a permanent protection order for the kauri lying buried within the geothermal zone. ...

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Biofuels

Here's what Prime Day means for Amazon's earnings - Yahoo Finance

... core businesses, such as Prime and Amazon Web Services, with the former boosting earnings for many quarters to come. Rayhanul Ibrahim is a writer for Yahoo Finance. Read more: From biomass to nuclear: The evolution of American energy usage since 1776 America's big companies are about to repeat a financial crisis-era losing streak As the stock market hits new highs, Wall Street ...

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Green Energy

Investment funds increase interest in Europe's offshore wind farms-study | Reuters

... investors have started to tweak investment choices away from carbon-emitting activities and in favour of companies and projects which support fighting climate change, including green energy projects. Norway's $863 billion sovereign wealth fund, the world's biggest, for instance said in April it had sold shares in 52 coal-dependent companies as part of a policy to fight climate change. ...

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Renewable Energy

Investment funds increase interest in Europe's offshore wind farms-study | Reuters

... increased their ownership share of new European offshore wind farms to more than a quarter, industry figures showed, underlining growing interest among institutional investors in renewable energy assets. Funds invested in some 130 megawatts (MW), or 25.1 percent, of European offshore wind capacity connected to the grid during the first half of the year, statistics released by industry ...

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Alternative Energy

How Democratic VP Pick Tim Kaine's Camp Is Already Pushing Back on Liberal Critics - ABC News

... oil. ... Why would we embrace a dirtier energy source when smart innovation and policy are opening up so many cleaner alternatives?" But he used that same op-ed to defend some alternative energy sources that are still anathema to liberals: "As governor of Virginia, I supported building a state-of-the art coal plant in exchange for converting a plant that predated the Clean Air Act from coal ...

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