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Flue gas carbon removal: Skyonic’s approach

A new EPA ruling, just validated by the U.S. Supreme Court, is aimed at substantially reducing carbon dioxide emission in the flue gas from coal-fired power plants and other large coal-burning plants. In previous posts on this blog I have discussed … Continue reading

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Help for U.S. coal miners while Europe regresses

Here is a good example of the law of unintended consequences. When the EPA decided to apply strict emission standards to coal-fired power plants (using the Clean Air Act), a number of heavy polluters, particularly in Appalachia, decided to shut … Continue reading

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CAP and Trade: Can Congress be bypassed?

In his State of the Union speech a few nights ago, President Obama, as expected, declared that it was time to confront “Climate Change”, citing Hurricane Sandy, record high temperatures, droughts, and other evidence. And he implied that he would … Continue reading

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Convential energy sources: the obvious future

In my October 2011 post “Future Energy Supply: breakthroughs needed” I included an Energy Information Administration (EIA)  energy supply forecast from now through 2035, which showed how difficult it would be for wind, solar, new hydro, geothermal etc to change the fact that the U.S. will, for … Continue reading

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Shutting coal-fired plants: the miners need help

This week’s NYTimes article on the Big Sandy plant in Appalachia has put in sharp relief the problem of balancing the need to cut down on pollution from coal-fired power plants with the understandable hardships to the local population that would result from shutting down the … Continue reading

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Carbon Capture at Power Plants: Some day soon, but not here

While the U.S. Congress has evidently shelved any legislation dealing with limiting carbon dioxide emissions, the rest of the world is investing billions of dollars in Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technologies (IHS Chemical Week May 7/14 2012, Pp. 27-29). It’s … Continue reading

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