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Lifeline for “Clean Coal”?

 This blog has covered the long history of technologies and approaches that would allow coal-fired power plants to keep operating while the carbon dioxide in flue gases can be captured and either used or stored in some manner. The most … Continue reading

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Burning wood instead of coal?

This blog has frequently commented on the now controversial use of coal as a source of energy for power plants and other industrial energy uses. Since this became a “front-and-center” issue, a lot of research and plant-scale experimentation has gone into how … Continue reading

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Tidal Power: How close to reality?

Production of electricity from the difference between high and low tide has been an area of interest since for centuries water turbines have turned in many areas of the world to drive heavy wheels used to grind wheat or make gunpowder. … Continue reading

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Humanity’s Critical Resources: Planning for Interactions

Scientific American magazine’s February 2015 issue contained a very interesting article explaining the interaction of what may be the three most important problems confronting planners for the future of humanity. In particular, it stressed the urgent need for planners normally considering only one of … Continue reading

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Wind, Solar, Storage and Electric Cars – Our high tech renewable future!

An article in the current issue of MIT Technology Review presents a picture of how renewable energy for power plants is making a greater impact and how it may look not many decades out as wind and solar power are intelligently integrated into a power grid. … Continue reading

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EPA Should Subsidize Hardships Caused By Shutdowns of Coal-Fired Power Plants

 A recent New York Times issue featured an article on the problem facing many residents in the Appalachian states as scores of coal fired power plants are  shut down as a result of the EPA’s actions under the Clean Air Act. These plants will … Continue reading

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A possible win-win situation: Carbon capture and EOR

It’s no secret that a large amount of crude oil is left unproduced in the ground in the case of almost every well that has ever been drilled. Secondary recovery with steam injection has increased recovery in a number of … Continue reading

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