Tag: emissions

Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Emissions Rules Could Target More Gas-Fired Power Plants

July 20, 2023

Via: Power Magazine

Much of the discussion after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) earlier this year issued new emissions standards for power generation units focused on the impact for coal-fired power plants. The rule in effect would require most fossil fuel-burning power […]

News and Policies, World

EU agrees to boost green fuels for aviation, cut emissions

April 26, 2023

Via: Tech Xplore

New rules requiring airlines to use more sustainable fuels across the European Union have been agreed by negotiators from member countries and the EU Parliament in a bid to help decarbonize the sector. The European Commission, the bloc’s executive arm, […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Supreme Court Limits EPA Authority to Regulate Power Plant Emissions

June 30, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

The U.S. Supreme Court has curbed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) options for limiting emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) from power plants, an important environmental decision that could impact the federal government’s authority to enforce other regulations. The court in […]

Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Minnkota Power, Summit Carbon Solutions launch CO2 storage partnership

April 29, 2022

Via: Power Engineering

Minnkota Power Cooperative and Summit Carbon Solutions have agreed to co-develop carbon dioxide storage facilities near Center, North Dakota. The partnership builds on development already in the works. Minnkota and Summit have been working independently on developing their respective carbon […]

News and Policies, U.S.

EPA Proposes Tighter Controls on NOx Emissions from Power Plants, Industrial Sources

April 14, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

A sweeping new proposed rule published in the Federal Register by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on April 6 establishes new nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions budgets that will require fossil fuel–fired power plants in 25 states to participate in an […]

Chemical, Conventional Fuels

GE Gas Turbines Installed to Support California Power Supply

October 6, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Four General Electric (GE) gas turbines have been deployed in California as part of the follow-up to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s emergency order to safeguard the state’s power grid. GE recently announced two of the company’s 30-MW TM2500 aeroderivative turbines have […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear Energy Institute CEO Korsnick: Reactor capacity key to U.S. tackling carbon reduction crisis

March 24, 2021

Via: Power Engineering

Editor’s Note: Nuclear energy in the U.S. is the single largest resource of carbon-free power, accounting for 55 percent of that sector which includes utility -scale wind, hydro and solar. Last year, the nuclear sector didn’t add a single reactor, […]

Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Shell technology evaluated for carbon dioxide capture project

November 6, 2020

Via: Energy Global

Drax Power Station is the largest, single-site, renewable electricity generator in the UK and supplies 12% of the UK’s renewable power. It uses compressed wood pellets, a form of sustainably sourced biomass, to generate 96% of its power. The pre-FEED […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Wingsail Technology Uses Wind To Reduce Ships’ Emissions By 30%

September 28, 2020

Via: Forbes

Shipowners and operators may be able to decrease their fuel-related costs and pollutant emissions up to 30%, thanks to a new system created by Bound4blue. The Spanish company aims at delivering automated wind assisted propulsion systems (also called wingsails) that […]

News and Policies, World

ClimateTrace: Using Satellites and Machine Learning to Pinpoint Global Emissions

July 15, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Data on the greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, factories, cargo ships, controlled burns and every other human source on Earth could soon be part of the public domain, according to a consortium of technology companies and climate change nonprofits. […]

News and Policies, U.S.

US benchmarking analysis shows growing momentum for decarbonisation

July 13, 2020

Via: World Nuclear News

The Benchmarking Air Emissions analysis is a collaborative effort between Ceres; Bank of America; power producers Entergy, Exelon, and Tenaska; and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The current issue is the 16th in a series that began in 1997, […]

Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Report: U.S. Continued to Decrease Emissions In 2019 Alongside Increased Natural Gas Production, Demand

June 22, 2020

Via: Energy Collective

While global carbon emissions saw a slight increase in 2019, the United States continued its long-term trend of reducing these emissions – at the same time that natural gas production and demand continued to increase – according to BP’s 2020 […]

Domestic, Energy Consumption

Coronavirus To Cut U.S. Emissions 11% In 2020, But It’s No Climate Victory

May 18, 2020

Via: Forbes

The COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating global public health and economic effects, and as shelter-in-place orders reduce energy demand across the United States, the pandemic’s associated climate impacts are coming into view. Significant uncertainty around economic activity mean few emissions […]

Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Shell Sets Net-Zero Target for 2050, Emphasizing Power and Renewables

April 16, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Shell on Thursday announced a net-zero emissions target for 2050, becoming just the second major European oil company after BP to set its sights on such a goal. An expanded power business will make the biggest contribution to the shift […]

News and Policies, State

California Looks to Double Green Energy Capacity, Cut Emissions by 2030

April 14, 2020

Via: Energy Collective

New solar and storage facilities—and no new gas plant approvals—are the cornerstones of California’s recently-released plan to drastically reduce emissions to just 46 megatonnes by 2030, and hit a 100% renewable energy target by 2045. “California’s green energy fleet is […]

Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

If Green Hydrogen Can Fuel Los Angeles, It Will Really Be The City Of Dreams

April 8, 2020

Via: Forbes

Los Angeles may truly be the city of dreams. Its goal is to get all of its electricity from renewable energy. And its inching closer, having created a timeline to help convert an 1,800-megawatt coal plant in Utah to one […]

News and Policies, State

Cutting Emissions With Stronger California Climate Policies Could Spark A $7 Billion Economic Opportunity

March 4, 2020

Via: Energy Collective

California is a global leader in the clean energy transition, with some of the world’s most ambitious decarbonization policies. But even the Golden State, which met its 2020 greenhouse gas emission reduction target four years early, should be doing more. […]

Chemical, Conventional Fuels, Energy Economics

The Giving Season May Be Over — But Not For Coal And Fossil Fuels

January 6, 2020

Via: Forbes

The giving season is over for most Americans. And some Democratic senators think it must also end for coal: They want a congressional watchdog agency to look into whether a $1 billion subsidy to chemically-cleanse coal is paying off. The […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

A New Floating Solar Farm Shows That Renewables Can Be Easy

November 7, 2019

Via: Forbes

The Sekdoorn floating solar farm in the Netherlands is completed after a record six weeks of work. This is the fastest construction speed ever for the German company specialized in the renewables sector BayWa r.e., who worked together with its […]

Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Yes, Keep Looking For Oil And Gas

July 30, 2019

Via: Forbes

Lew Wasserman of the Rockefeller Fund has suggested in The New York Times that the petroleum industry’s continued search for oil and gas is “rampant corporate irrationality” (op-ed July 26, 2019), making arguments that echo the sentiment of many activists […]