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2012-05-22 18:04:29

Michael Crumbliss for RedOrbit.com Britain made a large step toward new rules to reduce carbon emissions and protect consumers from high prices for electricity. Edward Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change confirmed that the government will follow last year´s proposed plan and guarantee a minimum price to low-carbon energy producers. Nuclear power is included and will provide backup for intermittent renewable energy. Davey said the goal is to, “ensure...

2012-02-16 13:08:07

A drastic switch to low carbon-emitting technologies, such as wind and hydroelectric power, may not yield a reduction in global warming until the latter part of this century, research published today suggests. Furthermore, it states that technologies that offer only modest reductions in greenhouse gases, such as the use of natural gas and perhaps carbon capture and storage, cannot substantially reduce climate risk in the next 100 years. The study, published today, Thursday 16 February,...

2011-11-10 18:43:46

Following the release of a Commission report on critical raw materials in 2010, scientists at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) highlighted in a new report that five metals, essential for manufacturing low-carbon technologies, show a high risk of shortage. Reasons for this lie in Europe's dependency on imports, increasing global demand, supply concentration and geopolitical issues. The report recommends actions to prevent shortages and thus allow a smooth implementation of the Commission's...

2011-05-09 21:06:11

The American Physical Society has released a new assessment "” Direct Air Capture of CO2 with Chemicals "” to better inform the scientific community on the technical aspects of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. In systems achieving direct air capture (DAC) of carbon dioxide (CO2), ambient air flows over a chemical sorbent, either liquid or solid, that selectively removes the CO2.  The CO2 is then released as a concentrated stream for disposal or reuse, while the...

2010-10-04 15:31:00

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Peabody Energy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gregory H. Boyce delivered the keynote address on 'The Future of Fossil Fuels' at the Global Energy Future Symposium at Washington University in St. Louis, calling on the assembled international academic and governmental leaders to "put people first" by supporting policies that prioritize eliminating global energy poverty by 2050. Boyce said coal is a global "future fuel," citing three global...

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2010-06-17 06:25:00

Nuclear power is vital to reducing carbon dioxide emissions, and a report Wednesday said that nearly 25 percent of global electricity could be generated by the power source by 2050. A study by the International Energy Agency and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development described the target as "ambitious but achievable." "Nuclear is already one of the main sources of low-carbon energy today," said Luis Echavarri of the OECD's Nuclear Energy Agency. "If we can address the...

2010-05-10 09:46:00

Driven by Energy Efficiency Improvements, Industrial is the Only U.S. Sector Whose GHG Emissions Are Falling; More Progress Ahead WASHINGTON, May 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Materials Manufacturing Alliance (AMMA), a group of energy-intensive, trade-exposed industries (EITEs) that includes The Aluminum Association, the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), and Portland Cement...

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...

2009-12-04 10:32:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Coal Council (NCC) today presented the U.S. Department of Energy with recommendations for broad deployment of carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) technologies to achieve an 80 percent reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2050 with sustained economic and employment growth. The Council's findings are based on its latest study, "Low-Carbon Coal: Meeting U.S. Energy, Employment and Carbon Dioxide Emissions Goals with 21st...

2009-11-18 06:00:00

ABU DHABI, UAE, November 18 /PRNewswire/ -- - Pachauri to Play a Key Role in Plenary Discussions at the World Future Energy Summit Rajendra Pachauri, Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and a keynote speaker at the upcoming World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, has made a public call for governments across the world to stimulate research and development in innovation and technology - critical components for the dissemination of low-carbon energy...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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