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Carbon Capture

Concretisation, the silent killer - The Hindu

... the carbon stored in the soil escapes into the atmosphere, which then gets oxidised to form carbon dioxide, a major greenhouse gas leading to temperature escalation. This carbon sequestration potential is also emphasised by the Ecological Society of America and has been analysed by American environment researcher and writer Judith D. Schwartz. The concrete surface, be it buildings or ...

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Climate Change

U.S. presidential hopeful Sanders gains ground on Clinton in Iowa poll - Yahoo News

... because of convenience. Sanders has staked out a liberal platform in his campaign, touching topics that include minimum wages, economic inequality, campaign finance reform and climate change. His campaign website, however, omits the issues of national security and foreign policy. On Sunday, he faced questions about his votes against U.S. use of military force in Iraq and in Syria, as ...

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Solar

New Horizons: Pluto probe's next target chosen - BBC News

... and a half km beyond Pluto. It is about 45km across and is thought to be one of the building blocks from which bigger worlds such as Pluto are formed. Such objects form a region of the outer Solar System called the Kuiper Belt, containing a deep-freeze sample of what our cosmic neighbourhood was like when it formed 4.6 billion years ago. 'Exciting science' "Even as the New Horizon's ...

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Nuclear

South Africa, hit by electricity shortages, opens first power station in 20 years | Reuters

... entire project but said on Sunday it would be higher due to overruns. As Eskom's creaking power stations buckle under pressure, Zuma's government is looking to introduce 9,600 MW of nuclear energy by 2030 into its strained grid to reduce its reliance on coal-fired power. The price-tag of up to $100 billion for the controversial build, which aims to have the first 1,000 MW of atomic power ...

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Coal

South Africa, hit by electricity shortages, opens first power station in 20 years | Reuters

... the plant is expected to be fully operational by the first half of 2019 and contribute to one-eighth of South Africa's total electricity capacity. Once completed it will be the fourth-largest coal-fired plant and the largest dry-cooled power station in the world, the government said. Its planned operational life is 50 years. Eskom budgeted 105 billion rand ($7.89 billion) for the entire ...

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Oil

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks set for worst monthly drop in 3 years on global rout | Reuters

... meeting to see if the European Central Bank will be inclined to ease monetary policy further in the wake of the recent global markets turmoil, though no imminent change is expected. U.S. crude oil prices dipped early on Monday as their biggest two-day surge in quarter of a century ran its course. U.S. crude was down 0.8 percent at $44.86 a barrel after jumping more than 6 percent on Friday ...

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Gas

Italys Eni finds supergiant natural gas field off Egypt - Houston Chronicle

... President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, center, and an Egyptian delegation, in Cairo, Egypt. The Italian energy company Eni SpA announced Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, it has discovered a "supergiant" natural gas field off Egypt, describing it as the "largest-ever" found in the Mediterranean Sea. Eni said the discovery made in its Zohr prospect "in the deep waters of Egypt" could hold a potential 30 ...

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Wind

Exelon mulls closure of unprofitable Quad Cities nuke plant - Houston Chronicle

... Cities Generating Station is unprofitable due to increased competition from lower-cost natural gas plants and because transmission costs are higher because it's sharing the same lines with wind power coming in from other states. The company says it must decide by Oct. 1 whether the plant will continue to operate after May 2017. (Paul Colletti/The Dispatch via AP) QUAD CITY TIMES OUT Photo: Paul ...

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Geothermal

A revolution comes in layers - CSMonitor.com

... and cumulatively. That's today's energy revolution. Oil prices are tumbling. New extraction procedures have made oil and natural gas abundant. But that hasn't slowed solar, wind, geothermal, and other alternative power sources. Conservation hasn't slowed either. LED lights and less-voracious appliances are curbing consumption and forcing the mothballing of carbon-spewing power plants. ...

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Biofuels

Looking at Solazyme, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials: free "Emerging Bioeconomy" event : Biofuels Digest

... news in the works. For example, the new "RSB Low Indirect Land Use Change" module has been adopted by the membership, and in 2013 RSB opened the scope of the certification system beyond biofuels to provide similar standards for biomaterials more generally. And for the bigger picture, several new technologies to produce aviation biofuels have been developed, tested and approved, with ...

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Green Energy

California Achieves New Utility-Scale Solar Energy Generation Peak Of 6.391 GW | CleanTechnica

... energy. You can follow his work on Google+. Another thing to keep in perspective is that electrical demand is going to need to go up by a factor of about 6 as we move into a real green energy future. All fossil fuels need to be replaced for transportation, industrial processes, home heating, etc. That's a heck of a lot EV car batteries to charge every day (unless we are smart and ...

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Renewable Energy

UGE International and Alpha Energy to Collaborate on Microgrid Projects - MarketWatch

... BELLINGHAM, Wash., Aug 30, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- UGE International(UG) UGEIF, +7.30% a global leader in distributed renewable energy solutions for businesses, and Alpha Energy, an engineering procurement and construction firm, have entered into an agreement to work jointly on the development, installation, maintenance and financing of distributed generation projects. The collaboration will ...

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Alternative Energy

Bevin tells EPA to pound sand - Gleaner Story

... Administration and he said the chance of it being phased out in his lifetime is virtually nil. "People may not like coal. It may not be as clean or as sexy as some other alternative energy but, guess what? It is reliable. It is affordable." And Kentucky has plenty of it. If Kentucky told the EPA to "pound sand," he said, the federal government possibly could prevent power from the ...

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Carbon Credits

Exelon mulls closure of unprofitable Quad Cities nuke plant - seattlepi.com

... this year's capacity auction, so it must operate until at least 2019. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is studying the federal rule, including whether to establish a carbon trading program, said Jim Ross, manager of the agency's air pollution control division. That could benefit nuclear power because plants that pollute would have to buy credits if they wanted to continue ...

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