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  • Decarbonized Fossil Energy Alive and Well and Doing Better than Ever! — A Boundary Dam Update

    Nine months ago on these pages, I reported that the Boundary Dam retrofit carbon capture project in Sasketchewan Canada not only was working to keep literally hundreds of thousands of tons of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, but was controlling 13 percent more of that climate pollution than would be required of a new

    August 11, 2016
  • Climate Climate Change Needs America’s Technology Leadership

    In December 2015, the leaders of 195 nations gathered in Paris for the United Nations Climate Change Conference. They unanimously agreed to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels. They had a further ambition to limit the global temperature rise to just 1.5 degrees, if possible. The Paris Agreement certainly feels historic. […]

    May 23, 2016
  • Decarbonized Fossil Energy Bipartisan Support for Advanced Energy Legislation? Yes, for CCS Incentives!

    Question: What policy can significantly reduce CO2 emissions from fossil fuel consumption and at the same time, increase domestic oil production while reducing our oil imports?  And, amazingly enough, is supported by environmental groups, the fossil fuel industry, labor, Republicans and Democrats in Congress, and the Administration? Answer: Federal tax incentives to reduce CO2 emissions […]

    February 25, 2016
  • Power Plants Year One at Boundary Dam 3

    Year One at Boundary Dam 3 —  Or, You Can Catch Some of the Carbon Most of the Time or Most of the Carbon Some of the Time and Still Do Better than EPA’s New Source Performance Standards for New Coal-Fired Units. On November 9th, Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia again questioned EPA’s Clean […]

    November 25, 2015
  • Decarbonized Fossil Energy When Good Science Gets Badly Communicated

    Last week provides a cautionary tale of what happens when a string of miscommunications turns good science into bad journalism. MIT Study Could Deflate Hopes For Coal Plant Carbon Capture And Storage reads the January 30 headline from Forbes. The story states: “a leading university reveals that the earth’s belly can’t stomach as much carbon […]

    February 4, 2015
  • Power Plants What I’m Thankful For: EPA’s Strong Resolve to Press for Deep Carbon Pollution Reductions Under the Clean Air Act

    Over the past 43 years, the Clean Air Act has repeatedly demonstrated its extraordinary effectiveness in assuring cleaner air by promoting and securing innovations in pollution control.  You don’t have to take my word for it, you can just compare the air in any major U.S. city to that in Beijing. These pollution control innovations […]

    November 24, 2014
  • Decarbonized Fossil Energy CCS 101 on Capitol Hill

    This posting originally appeared in the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute (GCCSI) ‘Insights‘ blog. I was recently on a panel at a Capitol Hill briefing held by the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute about the status of carbon capture and storage (CCS) and the need for financial incentives. Held this May in Washington […]

    July 18, 2014
  • Decarbonized Fossil Energy Do CO2 Injections Pose Risk of Harmful Earthquakes?

    How common are measurable earthquakes in association with oilfield operations? The answer is: exceedingly rare.  Nevertheless, another scientific paper has raised the possibility of seismic events occurring as a result of injection of CO2 to stimulate new oil production from depleted oil fields.  Since this process, known as enhanced oil recovery (EOR), is a vital […]

    November 6, 2013