carbon sequestration

Carbon Sequestration: Where Will All the Carbon Go?

November 27, 2014 by Noah Deich

Carbon Sequestration Techniques

It is becoming increasingly likely that our society will need to remove large quantities of CO2 from the atmosphere in order to prevent climate change. The question then becomes: how are we going to store all of this CO2 that we remove from the atmosphere?[read more]

Carbon Sequestering Energy Production

July 10, 2014 by Jim Baird

CCS and Energy

It is estimated that ocean storage has taken up over ninety percent of the heat attributed to global warming and that the amount of carbon dioxide that has been taken up since the start of the Industrial Revolution has been sufficient to raise the ocean’s acidity by about 30 percent.[read more]


What's More Productive: CO2 Sequestration or Ocean Heat Sequestration?

November 12, 2013 by Jim Baird

Sequestration Effectiveness

Ocean thermal energy conversion replicates the events that have lead to the climate change hiatus and in the process offer the potential to produce at least the amount of energy we are currently deriving from fossil fuels.[read more]

The Right Carbon Concentration Target

July 3, 2012 by Daniel Rirdan

James Hansen and other promi­nent cli­ma­tol­o­gists are call­ing to bring the CO2 atmos­pheric level to 350 parts per mil­lion. In fact, an orga­ni­za­tion,, came around that ral­ly­ing cry. This is far more rad­i­cal than most politi­cians are will­ing to enter­tain. And it is not likely to be enough.[read more]

Captured CO2 + Geothermal = Ultra-Clean Power

May 24, 2012 by Nino Marchetti

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In a novel combination of carbon sequestration used in conjunction with geothermal power production, a South Dakota geothermal firm will use sequestered carbon dioxide instead of geothermal fluids to produce geothermal power.Rapid City-based Heat Mining Company can use the carbon dioxide captured in carbon capture and...[read more]

Over 100 years of CCS held under the North Sea

October 7, 2009 by Climatico Analysis

According to UK’s  Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) the North Sea has potential to store over 100 years worth of UK power station CO2 emissions. In the build up to the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) in London on 13th October, DECC has launched a UK wide consultation to explore the idea to develop and...[read more]

What Role for U.S. Carbon Sequestration?

July 21, 2009 by Robert Stavins

With the development of climate legislation proceeding in the U.S. Senate, a key question is whether the United States can cost-effectively reduce a significant share of its contributions to increased atmospheric CO2 concentrations through forest-based carbon sequestration.  Should biological carbon sequestration be part of the...[read more]

Zombies at Princeton use Accounting Gimmicks

March 25, 2008 by Jonathan Smith

When I relayed David Roberts’ observation that “coal is the enemy of the human race“, I provided the following caution “Make no mistake, the intensive lobbying for CTL (Coal To Liquids) in the Senate was just the first salvo. (Cue the “Syllogism of Doom” theme.) Remember, only you can prevent zombies. Meanwhile, as the Washington...[read more]

Wyoming Creates Legal Framework for Carbon Capture & Sequestration

March 24, 2008 by Tim Hurst

[Originally reported in my post at Red, Green, and Blue on 3/18/08]Last week, Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal signed a bill that recognizes that surface owners control the underground pore spaces where carbon dioxide (presumably from coal-fired power plants) could be stored or sequestered. A companion bill, gives the Wyoming Department of...[read more]

The liquid-coal military industrial complex

January 23, 2008 by Joseph Romm

A friend just sent me this remarkable story, “Former Air Force official joins leading coal-liquids developer,” which appears in the little-known Aim Points, “A daily summary of news, messages and communication tactics to help AF people tell the AF story.” It looks like the “tactic” AF people are being told about is the good-ol’...[read more]

Hansen’s op-ed advice to Massachusetts

January 2, 2008 by Joseph Romm

An opinion piece by our top climate scientist is always worth reading: THE EARTH is close to passing climate change “tipping points.” Greenhouse gases released in burning fossil fuels are nearing a level that will set in motion dangerous effects, many irreversible, including extermination of countless species, ice sheet disintegration...[read more]

Fighting climate change with a pen stroke

December 17, 2007 by Tyler Hamilton

It's frustrating sometimes. There's so much talk about what we can do down the road to mitigate climate change that there's less talk -- and certainly little action -- when it comes to taking meaningful action today. Earlier this month a bunch of Canadian oil companies put out an elaborate report talking about plans to build an...[read more]

What Wrong with the Same Old Song and Dance?

November 29, 2007 by Jonathan Smith

The plan initially filed by the developers essentially amounted to “well, we can’t sequester emissions now but we’ll figure out a plan to do it later.” That doesn’t cut it, the state Siting Council (reasonably) said. Erik Robinson1, writing for The Columbian - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX (Nov 28, 2007) reports...[read more]