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2010-04-30 09:13:35

The United States could completely stop emissions of carbon dioxide from coal-fired electric power plants - a crucial step for controlling global warming - within 20 years by using technology that already exists or could be commercially available within a decade. That's the conclusion of an article published online today, along with a news article on the topic, in the American Chemical Society's semi-monthly journal Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T). Both are scheduled for the...

2010-04-20 13:41:00

AUSTIN, Texas, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Skyonic Corporation today announced it started operation of its carbon mineralization demonstration facility at Capitol Aggregates, Ltd. in San Antonio, one of the largest cement plants in Texas. Using a scalable, environmentally-safe carbon-mineralization process, pioneered by Skyonic, to profitably reduce the harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted from flue gas stacks, the demonstration facility will act as a pilot to support the build out of a...

2010-04-19 13:30:00

AUSTIN, Texas, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), an influential organization with a leadership position in the nation's efforts to maintain a sustainable environment, will not oppose air quality permits for the Tenaska Trailblazer Energy Center under development between Abilene and Sweetwater, Texas, and will withdraw from the contested case process currently in progress. Tenaska and EDF signed an agreement regarding the advanced energy facility today. Under the...

2010-04-16 12:21:00

PLAINFIELD, Ind., April 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Costs increase for plant that is key to modernizing Indiana generating fleet Plant will be one of the cleanest, most advanced coal-fired plants worldwide Duke Energy Indiana today filed testimony and exhibits with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission increasing the cost estimate for its Edwardsport coal gasification plant under construction in southwest Indiana. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040414/DUKEENERGYLOGO...

2010-04-14 10:07:00

WASHINGTON, April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Peabody Energy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gregory H. Boyce today outlined a technology and regulatory path forward to achieve near-zero emissions from coal in offered testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming. "Clean coal plays an enormous role in meeting three vital needs that Americans face: energy security, economic stimulus and environmental solutions," said...

2010-04-11 23:01:00

BEIJING, April 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Peabody Energy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gregory H. Boyce today delivered the keynote address at Coaltrans China in Beijing, observing that: "There is no more fitting backdrop to demonstrate the power of coal to lift societies and the power of technology to change the color of coal." Boyce said it is no coincidence that China is the world's largest coal user. "The world's fastest-growing coal market is accomplishing what no other...

2010-04-01 16:01:00

RAPID CITY, S.D., April 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Black Hills Corp. (NYSE: BKH) today announced that Wygen III, Black Hills Power's 110-megawatt coal-fired generation facility near Gillette, Wyo., began commercial operations today, three months earlier and at a lower cost than originally anticipated. "We are pleased that Wygen III began providing power to our Black Hills Power customers today. To the credit of our power generation team, we successfully completed the construction of...

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2010-03-25 08:13:33

Relatives of ingredients in hair-conditioning shampoos and fabric softeners show promise as a long-sought material to fight global warming by "scrubbing" carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the flue gases from coal-burning electric power generating stations, scientists reported March 24 at the 239th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Their report, the first on use of these so-called aminosilicones in carbon dioxide capture, concluded that the material has the potential to remove...

2010-03-24 12:37:00

MUNDELEIN, Ill., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Gulf Stream Turbines LLC is seeking a suitable company or group of investors that will license an invention that can produce continuous low-cost electricity from the constantly flowing Gulf Stream. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100324/CL76006) Unlike the intermittent energy that is in the winds, tides, and waves, the Gulf Stream's kinetic energy is relatively steady because it is produced by a Coriolis force that results from the...

2010-03-23 09:36:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report by The Brattle Group evaluates several challenges facing natural gas demand growth in the coming decade under potential future climate legislation and recommends that U.S. policy-makers revisit the role of natural gas in meeting climate goals. In the discussion paper, "Prospects for Natural Gas Under Climate Policy Legislation: Will There Be a Boom in Gas Demand?," Brattle economists Steven Levine, Frank Graves, and Metin Celebi...


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2005-05-26 11:24:59

Coal is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground either by underground mining, open-pit mining or strip mining. It is a readily combustible black or brownish-black sedimentary rock. It is composed primarily of carbon and hydrocarbons, along with assorted other elements, including sulfur. Often associated with the Industrial Revolution, coal remains an enormously important fuel and is the most common source of electricity world-wide. In the United States, for example, the burning of coal...

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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.