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Public consultation on Cape Breton carbon capture underway - Cape Breton Post

Today in CCS - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 06:42

Public consultation on Cape Breton carbon capture underway
Cape Breton Post
The Carbon Capture and Storage Research Consortium of Nova Scotia, led by president and chief executive officer Carl Poirier, is currently collecting evidence that will be used in a report to determine if carbon capture is an option for lowering carbon ...

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Construction Begins at a Carbon-Capture Plant, but Will It Ever Be Completed? - MIT Technology Review

Today in CCS - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 21:09

Construction Begins at a Carbon-Capture Plant, but Will It Ever Be Completed?
MIT Technology Review
“This is the world's first commercial-scale demonstration of capturing carbon dioxide using oxy-combustion, and would nicely complement other [carbon capture and storage] projects coming online,” says Howard Herzog, senior research engineer with the ...

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$5m for Nirranda carbon capture project - Warrnambool Standard

Today in CCS - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 11:08

$5m for Nirranda carbon capture project
Warrnambool Standard
CUTTING-EDGE research into carbon capture and storage (CCS) will continue at Nirranda after a $5 million state government grant. Located 40 kilometres from Warrnambool, the Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC) ...
Victorian CCS research wins $5m grantBusiness Spectator

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SaskPower executive says coal can be green fuel with new carbon-capture plan - Calgary Herald

Today in CCS - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 15:07

CTV News

SaskPower executive says coal can be green fuel with new carbon-capture plan
Calgary Herald
The project outfits a unit of the Boundary Dam Power Station near Estevan, Sask., with a mechanism that grabs carbon dioxide and transports it through a steel pipeline and into storage. About 90 per cent of the carbon emissions from that unit will be ...
Coal can be green: SaskPower executiveBay Today

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Energy Outreach Colorado Awarded National Top Charity Rating

Colorado Energy News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:24

DENVER – Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC), a non-profit that funds affordable energy programs for limited-income Coloradans, has been awarded an exceptional 13th consecutive top rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.

Charity Navigator annually ranks thousands of American charities for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.  To view Energy Outreach Colorado’s profile, click here.

“Energy Outreach Colorado’s coveted 4-star rating puts it in a very select group of high-performing charities,” said Ken Berger, president and CEO of Charity Navigator.  “Less than 1 percent of the charities we rate have received at least 13 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Energy Outreach Colorado outperforms most other charities in America.”

Energy Outreach Colorado has raised more than $208 million for energy assistance and energy efficiency programs since it was established in 1989.  Its affordable energy programs include energy bill payment assistance and energy efficiency improvements for affordable housing communities and nonprofit facilities.

“We’re extremely proud of our Charity Navigator rating because it demonstrates the care with which we manage our donors’ contributions to our mission of sustaining energy affordability in Colorado,” said Skip Arnold, executive director of Energy Outreach Colorado.  “We greatly appreciate our generous donors, as well as the commitment of our partner assistance organizations, affordable housing agencies and nonprofits.”

About Energy Outreach Colorado
Helping Coloradans afford home energy.

Energy Outreach Colorado is the only independent, non-profit organization in the state raising money to help limited income Coloradans afford home energy.  Since it was established in 1989, EOC has raised more than $208 million to fund energy bill payment assistance, energy efficiency upgrades for affordable housing and non-profit facilities, and advocacy on behalf of low-income energy consumers.  Energy Outreach Colorado relies on private donations, corporate contributions and foundation grants.  It has received Charity Navigator’s top rating for 13 consecutive years and is an accredited charity member of the Better Business Bureau.  Energy Outreach Colorado, www.EnergyOutreach.org, can be reached at 303-825-8750 or at 225 E. 16th Ave. Ste. 200, Denver, CO  80203-1612.

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Proposed Oil, Gas Operation Near Windsor Causes Concern

Colorado Energy News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:08

Residents of Larimer County’s Bison Ridge community near Windsor are worried about proposed oil and gas operations near their homes.

The Great Western Oil and Gas Co. notified Bison Ridge residents July 31 that drilling and exploration will possibly begin within 1,000 feet of the community during spring 2015. During a Windsor Town Board meeting Monday, several Bison Ridge homeowners asked the Town of Windsor, just east of the community, to annex the the property where the drilling would take place to help prevent the proposed oil and gas operations or at least create stricter regulations for the project.

Windsor Mayor John Vazquez said the town has never exercised its right to do a forced annexation, but Town Board will take up the “important issue.” A large majority of the nearly 80 people at Monday’s board meeting raised their hands in support of having the property south of Bison Ridge become a part of the Town of Windsor when straw-polled by Vazquez.  MORE …

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Rio Tinto sees carbon capture as key to future coal use - Mineweb

Today in CCS - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:21

Rio Tinto sees carbon capture as key to future coal use
Mineweb
Kenyon-Slaney said cleaning up coal-fired power through carbon capture and storage, where CO2 is captured from power plants and stored back in the earth, may contribute more to cutting emissions than just expanding the use of cleaner fuels.

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Coal will be continue to be king in world energy production: Rio Tinto - Australian Mining

Today in CCS - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 18:20

Sydney Morning Herald

Coal will be continue to be king in world energy production: Rio Tinto
Australian Mining
He said while there was no “silver bullet” answer, developments in Carbon Capture and Storage technologies were showing promising signs of ramp-up to commercialisation. “By the end of last year there were 12 projects demonstrating CCS internationally, ...
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Green Schools Summit to Convene Educators, Policymakers and Healthy Building Leaders

Colorado Energy News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 14:22

Dr. John Medina and Karl Fisch to provide keynote addresses

More than 400 K-12 and Higher Education stakeholders, policy makers, students, parents and green building industry professionals are expected to attend USGBC Colorado’s Green Schools Summit for a discussion on the future of education and how it is shifting, to be held at the University of Denver on Friday, November 14.

Now in its eighth year, the focus of the Summit will be how to design, build and maintain 21st-century schools, with the ultimate goal of greening Colorado’s schools within one generation.

“It’s not just about efficiency. It’s about healthy spaces and initiatives that evoke students’ imagination and remove obstacles to learning. We know that where we learn matters,” said Margaret Pauls, past chair of USGBC Colorado’s Green Schools Initiative. Attendees of the Green Schools Summit learn about emerging trends and best practices from experts in the field.

“Our vision of ‘green schools in Colorado within this generation’ is widely shared,” said Patti Mason, Associate Director of the U.S. Green Building Council Colorado Chapter. “The challenge for school districts is how to get from that shared vision to a reality. This year’s summit focuses on best practices, finding resources, and innovative strategies to fund green school projects, bring sustainable learning in the classroom, and get the whole community involved.”

The Summit will feature three education tracks organized around the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Three Pillars: reduce environmental impact and costs; improve the health and wellness of schools, students, and staff; and provide environmental education. The technical track is designed with industry practitioners in mind and dives deeper into the topic identified.

Two prominent researchers and educators will deliver keynote addresses at the event. They are Dr. John Medina, author of the New York Times bestseller Brain Rules and the national bestseller Brain Rules for Baby and Karl Fisch, creator of Shift Happens.

Dr. Medina is a developmental molecular biologist and private research consultant. He holds joint affiliate faculty appointments at the University of Washington School of Medicine, in its Department of Bioengineering, and at Seattle Pacific University, where he is the director of the Brain Center for Applied Learning Research.

Fisch has been teaching for over 25 years; he now serves as Director of Technology at Arapahoe High School in Centennial. He also runs an education blog, The Fischbowl.

Medina and Fisch will be joined by representatives of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Colorado Department of Education, Colorado Energy Office and Colorado Department of Revenue, who will share updates.

Teachers can attend the Green Schools Summit for a discounted rate of $25. USGBC Colorado member rate is $150. Registration can be accessed at http://usgbccolorado.org/content.php?page=Green_Schools_Summit. For more information about sponsorship opportunities please contact Patti Mason at patti@usgbccolorado.org or 303-292-6181.

 

 

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Are Carbon Capture and Storage and Biomass Indispensable in the Fight ... - Energy Collective

Today in CCS - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 13:17

Daily Mail

Are Carbon Capture and Storage and Biomass Indispensable in the Fight ...
Energy Collective
Using carbon capture and storage (or CCS) technology at power plants can help. But capturing carbon may be irreplaceable in the industrial and heat sectors, where there are few other options to reduce CO2. Unfortunately, CCS is currently expensive and ...
Global climate deal 'must be fair'Daily Mail

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Work starts on US carbon capture project - Chemistry World

Today in CCS - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 07:14

Work starts on US carbon capture project
Chemistry World
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has broken ground on a carbon capture and storage facility at a coal-fired power plant near Houston, Texas. The scheme aims to capture 1.4 million tonnes of carbon dioxide that would otherwise have been released into ...

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Rio Tinto sees carbon capture as key to future coal use - Business Recorder

Today in CCS - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 23:05

Rio Tinto sees carbon capture as key to future coal use
Business Recorder
Kenyon-Slaney said cleaning up coal-fired power through carbon capture and storage, where CO2 is captured from power plants and stored back in the earth, may contribute more to cutting emissions than just expanding the use of cleaner fuels.
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Stopping coal exports 'futile': Rio Tinto - Sydney Morning Herald

Today in CCS - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 20:22

Sydney Morning Herald

Stopping coal exports 'futile': Rio Tinto
Sydney Morning Herald
Global mining group Rio Tinto has thrown its weight behind the continued role of coal in energy generation, arguing for the development of technologies to more efficiently generate electricity from coal as well as to capture its carbon emissions in ...
Coal will be continue to be king in world energy production: Rio TintoAustralian Mining
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Colorado State University professor holds panel on climate change - Rocky Mountain Collegian

RM CCS by Google - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 19:01

Colorado State University professor holds panel on climate change
Rocky Mountain Collegian
He described a strategy called a “wedge” that can reduce carbon emissions. The strategy has already been commercialized other places in the world. The wedges could include energy efficiency and conservation, fuel switching, CO2 capture and storage, ...

With groundbreaking, large-scale carbon capture finds a home in the oil patch - Environment & Energy Publishing

Today in CCS - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 07:46

Chron.com

With groundbreaking, large-scale carbon capture finds a home in the oil patch
Environment & Energy Publishing
THOMPSONS, Texas -- The elusive dream of commercial carbon capture and storage may finally be moving closer to reality, in part thanks to the nation's crude oil boom. NRG Energy Inc. and its partner JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corp. broke ground ...
NRG carbon-capture project to create jobs, says Fort Bend commissionerChron.com

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Carbon capture and storage struggling to be heard amidst growing public ... - Phys.Org

Today in CCS - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 06:40

TheCropSite

Carbon capture and storage struggling to be heard amidst growing public ...
Phys.Org
Awareness of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology remains "persistently low" amongst the British public whereas knowledge of fracking is high and growing, according to a recent survey conducted by Cambridge University on behalf of the UK CCS ...
British Public Unaware of Carbon Emission Reducing TechnologyRIA Novosti

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Can Carbon Capture Technology Be Part of the Climate Solution? - Yale Environment 360

Today in CCS - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 05:36

Can Carbon Capture Technology Be Part of the Climate Solution?
Yale Environment 360
Some scientists and analysts are touting carbon capture and storage as a necessary tool for avoiding catastrophic climate change. But critics of the technology regard it as simply another way of perpetuating a reliance on fossil fuels. by david biello ...
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EPA OKs FutureGen plan for carbon capture and storage - PennEnergy (press release)

Today in CCS - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 13:41

PennEnergy (press release)

EPA OKs FutureGen plan for carbon capture and storage
PennEnergy (press release)
"The issuance of the permit is a major milestone that will allow FutureGen 2.0 to stay on track to develop the first ever commercial-scale, near-zero emissions coal-fueled power plant with integrated carbon capture and storage," FutureGen Alliance CEO ...

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Coal Plant Gets EPA's First-Ever Approval To Inject Carbon Emissions ... - ThinkProgress

Today in CCS - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 08:00

ThinkProgress

Coal Plant Gets EPA's First-Ever Approval To Inject Carbon Emissions ...
ThinkProgress
FutureGen Industrial Alliance Inc. received four identical permits to use the process, called carbon capture and storage (CCS), at its long-planned FutureGen 2.0 coal plant in Meredosia, Illinois. The company's goal is to capture and inject 1.1 million ...
EPA OKs FutureGen plan for CO2 storageMiamiHerald.com

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EPA OKs FutureGen plan for CO2 storage - Houston Chronicle

Today in CCS - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 17:00

EPA OKs FutureGen plan for CO2 storage
Houston Chronicle
"The issuance of the permit is a major milestone that will allow FutureGen 2.0 to stay on track to develop the first ever commercial-scale, near-zero emissions coal-fueled power plant with integrated carbon capture and storage," FutureGen Alliance CEO ...

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