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Kosovo Coal Plant Fails President Obama's Climate Plan Test

December 2, 2013 by Justin Guay

Kosovo Coal Plant

President Obama made a pledge in his Climate Action Plan to lead in the fight against climate disruption when he announced an end to financing for new coal plants overseas. His pledge would end public funds - our taxpayer dollars - flowing to new coal plants.[read more]

Selling CCS at a Climate Conference

November 25, 2013 by David Hone

CCS and COP 19

As COP 19 rolls to a close in Warsaw the side events and external (to the formal COP) conference programmes continue. It is through these processes that participants can meet and discuss various aspects related to climate change.[read more]

Carbon Capture and Storage is Coal's Pipe-Dream

November 20, 2013 by Kevin Grandia

A new study released recently at the UN climate conference underway in Warsaw, Poland finds that new coal plants cannot be built if we are to keep global warming below the 2° Celsius threshold. That is, unless the coal industry can deploy commercial-scale carbon capture and storage.[read more]

Carbon Capture and Storage Can Cause Earthquakes, Making It 'A Risky And Strategy'

November 7, 2013 by Joseph Romm

Carbon Capture and Storage Risks

New research suggests that carbon capture and storage (CCS) may actually be a far more limited climate solution than previously thought, due to the fact that it can induce earthquakes, which can eventually end up causing CO2 leakage.[read more]

Carbon Capture and Storage: Ready or Not?

October 23, 2013 by NRDC Switchboard

Now that the EPA has proposed carbon pollution standards for new coal plants that would end the era of pollution without limits for these monster carbon polluters, coal industry reps are busy proclaiming that cleaning up coal plants is impossible.[read more]

Carbon Capture And Storage: One Step Forward, One Step Back

October 15, 2013 by Joseph Romm

Carbon Capture Issues

A new survey finds a sharp drop in large-scale integrated projects to capture CO2. This drop from 75 projects to 65 over the past year is yet more evidence that we shouldn’t expect large-scale deployment of carbon capture and storage before the 2030s at the earliest.[read more]

Peak Coal in China, or Long and High Plateau?

October 9, 2013 by Armond Cohen

China and Peak Coal

Chinese coal is one of the world’s largest contributors to carbon emissions, so when two reports project a peak in Chinese coal consumption, many energy commentators concluded that the problem has been tamed. But a closer look at the findings refutes that conclusion.[read more]

A Clear Explanation of Why We Need Carbon Capture and Storage [VIDEO]

September 24, 2013 by David Hone

Carbon Capture and Storage

One of the real frustrations I find in climate forums is the lack of understanding of the role that fossil fuels play in the energy system, the scale on which we use them, the rate at which we might be able to displace them, and therefore the critical and important role of CCS.[read more]


Searching for the Holy Grail of Carbon Separation and Capture for Power Generation

September 9, 2013 by Jim Pierobon

Game Changers: Carbon Separation and Capture

Given the stakes with the growing emphasis on reducing carbon emissions, these markets for Akermin’s proprietary approach could reach well into the tens of billions of dollars. If this isn’t a potential game-changing technology, I don’t know what is.[read more]

Thoughts on Carbon Capture and Storage Coming from the European Parliament

September 4, 2013 by David Hone

In 2007 the EU Parliament was keen on carbon capture and storage (CCS) and gave it tremendous support through the CCS Directive and the NER300 financing mechanism. Five years on, only the UK looks likely to see any near term CCS development.[read more]

The Renewable Energy Reality Check

May 23, 2013 by Schalk Cloete

Renewable energy is ideologically very attractive. But such ideological perfection can easily switch off the critical thinking of environmentally-conscious individuals and this is exactly what we are seeing at the moment.[read more]

The Need for Innovation: Engineering Carbon Out of Energy

April 29, 2013 by Geoffrey Styles

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Because of the slow progress in displacing fossil fuels with renewables, carbon capture and sequestration should receive much more attention as a game-changing technology.[read more]

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Bridging the Gap? Natural Gas and Long-Term Climate Change Goals

April 4, 2013 by Grant McDermott

Climate Pollution via Shutterstock

Can natural gas provide a "bridge" towards a low-carbon economy? Some climate activists claim that fugitive methane leaks undermine gas's climate credentials. However, I think that they are making a mistake by demonizing the one fuel source that has provably shaken coal's hold on the global energy system.[read more]

The Case for EU Demonstration of Carbon Capture and Storage Technology

March 15, 2013 by David Hone

For Carbon Capture and Storage technology, a demonstration programme which comprises several projects would begin to establish infrastructure, which in turn lowers the cost for additional projects.[read more]

Climate Change and Sea Level Rise

March 11, 2013 by Jim Baird

sea-level rise

One of the most important and threatening risks of climate change is sea-level rise. The mechanisms are well understood, and the direction of changes in sea-level is highly certain.[read more]