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What the EPA Rules Mean for Carbon Capture and Storage

August 20, 2015 by Patrick Falwell

In its final rules for limiting carbon dioxide emissions from new and existing power plants, the Environmental Protection Agency recognized the importance of carbon capture and storage technologies to achieving U.S. carbon reduction goals.[read more]

My Dr. Strangelove Moment: How I Came to Love Clean Coal

July 10, 2015 by Edward Dodge

Clean Coal

I recently returned from a two week barnstorming trip that took me to see the newest clean coal power plants that employ carbon capture and sequestration (CCS). CCS is the practice of physically capturing carbon dioxide molecules from the exhaust streams of large fossil fuel burners like power plants.[read more]


#EnergyChat Webinar: Can Carbon Capture and Storage Deliver?

July 7, 2015 by Jesse Jenkins

Carbon Capture Potential?

Carbon capture and storage technology promises fossil fuels without the carbon dioxide. But can the fledgling technology deliver on this promise? On May 27th, I hosted an Energy Collective #EnergyChat webinar, sponsored by Shell, on precisely this topic.[read more]

Why We Need to Get from Carbon Capture & Storage to Carbon Capture & Utilization

June 4, 2015 by Roman Kilisek

Carbon Capture and Carbon Utilization

In order to really get Carbon Capture and Storage to work on a global commercial scale, the initial and primary emphasis of the effort has to be on improving its economic viability while going hand in hand with a focus on “carbon utilization.”[read more]

The Case for Carbon Capture

June 2, 2015 by Edward Dodge

Carbon Capture and Sequestration

The environmental left is hesitant to support CCS because the process is viewed as a means to keep the fossil fuel industries operating well into the future. Industry and conservatives often treat CCS as an expensive and unproven albatross that will strangle business.[read more]

"Pre-Pay" Carbon Policy: How Carbon Removal Enables Regulatory Alternatives

May 14, 2015 by Noah Deich

Carbon Removal and Regulatory Policy

There is growing support for governments across the world to price carbon emissions. Moving from theory to practice, however, has proven challenging, as the two leading approaches to pricing carbon, carbon taxes and cap-and-trade programs, only cover about 12% of all carbon emissions globally today.[read more]

Throwing the Carbon Capture Baby Out with the Coal Bath Water

April 23, 2015 by Noah Deich

Coal, Carbon Capture, and Changing Fuel Sources

The environmental advocacy group Greenpeace recently released a report lambasting carbon capture and storage as “a false climate solution.” The Greenpeace analysis, however, made a number of assumptions that, when analyzed with greater scrutiny, turn out to be deceptively misleading.[read more]

Carbon-as-a-Service Businesses?

March 25, 2015 by Noah Deich

Cleantech Business Development

The Cleantech Group’s annual San Francisco Forum wrapped up earlier this week. The event’s theme was “Cleantech-as-a-service,” and featured parallel tracks named “Cloud” and “Connect.” Overall, this focus on technology-enabled business model innovation shows how mature the cleantech field has become.[read more]

'Carbon-Removing' Gas Stations: The Future of Transportation?

March 4, 2015 by Noah Deich

Carbon Removal and Transportation

Over the past several decades, gas stations have remained largely immune to the disruption that has radically altered other industries. But as climate change continues to increase, the imperative for innovation at the pump will start to increase significantly.[read more]

No China Coal Peak in Sight: Carbon Capture Will be Necessary to Tame Emissions in this Century

February 19, 2015 by Armond Cohen

China Coal Consumption and Capture Necessity

In late 2014, China pledged to peak its emissions by 2030, and achieve 20% of its primary energy from non-fossiCO2 l energy sources. While these developments are to be celebrated, the reality is there's still a lot of headroom for China to expand its coal power plant capacity between now and 2030.[read more]

National Academy of Sciences Report on Carbon Removal: A Recap and Commentary

February 13, 2015 by Noah Deich

Carbon Removal Report

To date, Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) has largely been relegated to the fringes of the conversation on climate change, despite the fact that major reports from the IPCC and the UN Environment Program have noted that CDR will likely be critically important for preventing climate change.[read more]

A Graphic to Help Map the Carbon Dioxide Removal Field

January 29, 2015 by Noah Deich

Mapping the CDR Field

For the carbon dioxide removal (CDR) field, breadth is a blessing and a curse. On the bright side, the numerous approaches to CDR suggest the potential for deploying a diverse portfolio of CDR projects that reduces both the risks and costs of preventing climate change. But the down side of breadth is complexity.[read more]

3 Ways Carbon Removal can Help Unlock the Promise of an All-of-the-Above Energy Strategy

January 24, 2015 by Noah Deich

Carbon Removal and Future Energy Planning

An all-of-the-above energy strategy holds great potential to make our energy system more secure, inexpensive, and environmentally-friendly. Today’s approach to all-of-the-above, however, is missing a key piece: carbon dioxide removal.[read more]

Could Low Oil Prices Be a Positive Sign for the Carbon Removal Field?

January 15, 2015 by Noah Deich

Low fossil fuel prices hurt the viability of low-carbon alternatives, and are regarded as a negative development in the fight against climate change. But for the emerging class of carbon dioxide removal climate solutions, falling fossil fuel prices could prove positive, offering new opportunities for development.[read more]

Carbon Budget Overshoot and the Implications for the Carbon Dioxide Removal Field

January 10, 2015 by Noah Deich

Carbon Budgeting and Carbon Removal

This past November, the UNEP released the 2014 edition of their annual “Emissions Gap Report,” which highlighted the very important role that carbon dioxide removal (“CDR”) solutions are most likely to play in preventing climate change.[read more]