Tag Archives: carbon emissions

Can CPP Rollback Bring Coal Back?

EPA officially nixes CPP…and other news in utilities, renewable energy The Environmental Protection Agency, a branch designed to protect the natural human and animal habitats of Earth, has completed one of the more controversial moves in its history. The EPA finalized the rollback of the Clean Power Plan on June 19th. In replacement, the agency […]

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XCelerated Shutdown

Integrated plan calls for more than 80 percent reduction in carbon emissions with more renewables, carbon-free nuclear energy and cleaner natural gas Xcel Energy’s Minnesota unit announced plans Monday to retire its last two coal plants in the Upper Midwest a decade earlier than scheduled. The acceleration of the coal closures is another milestone in […]

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Exit Accordingly

White House announces withdrawal from Paris Agreement  The Paris Climate Agreement was signed in December 2015 by 195 nations in an effort to collectively reduce global carbon emissions. The international target—of limiting the change of the earth’s average temperature to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit)—would require approximately 80% “economywide decarbonization” goals to be met […]

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Going Back to Cali

Wyoming-to-California wind power proposal brings heat An exemplary battleground for old vs. new—in the form of coal vs. wind—is the state of Wyoming. The axis is the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project: Billions have already been invested for a project that would create a huge wind farm in southern Wyoming, build a subsequent connectivity line […]

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‘XPRIZE’ Yourself

$20 million prize for carbon storage solutions; July 15th deadline nears A four-and-a-half year competition designed to address carbon emissions from fossil fuels will begin in earnest this coming month. Houston-based NRG and Calgary-based COSIA (Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance) have organized the Carbon XPRIZE Competition, and registration will conclude July 15 for the first round. The grand […]

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Above the Clouds

NASA has plans to take electric motors and generators to new heights On Tuesday, NASA made its first official announcement regarding plans to use electricity to power airplanes in the future. This tweet appeared around 5 PM: Hybrid-Electric Propulsion will power the aircraft of the future. https://t.co/KPczzzJA7B #AIAASciTech pic.twitter.com/Czoa9gn4iK — NASA Glenn Research (@NASAglenn) January […]

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