Monthly Archives: September 2015

Why taxing carbon might pass next Congress

A September 6th article in the New York Times by renowned economist Gregory Mankiw caught my eye because I realized that even Republican members of Congress might decide to do something about limiting carbon emissions. It could be done in a manner that uses … Continue reading

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Making “Petrochemicals” without petroleum feedstocks: China successfully uses coal

Ethylene has historically been the most important petrochemical building block: a highly reactive molecule made by the high temperature cracking of hydrocarbons ranging from ethane to heavy gas liquids. This is actually not a specific process in that it produces a number of other … Continue reading

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