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Turning carbon dioxide into rock - forever

<b>Nested in the snow-covered mountains of western Iceland, a maze of turbines and pipes belches thick billows of steam. This mammoth structure is responsible for providing power to a country where 100% of the electricity comes from renewable sources.</b><p>The Hellisheidi power station, 25km (15 miles) …

Columbia University

Pioneers of Carbon Dioxide Removal See Boon for Renewables

Three companies—Climeworks AG, Global Thermostat LLC, and Carbon Engineering Ltd.—are betting that a puzzling paradox underlying international …

Fossil Fuels

Tech firms like Google, Amazon push power companies toward solar and wind, a blow to coal

SAN FRANCISCO — Every time you save a photo to the cloud, buy something on Amazon, open a Google doc or stream a movie, you’re probably pulling electricity from a wind turbine in Texas or a solar farm in Virginia.<p>In fact, your clicks and taps may have helped build them.<p>Since 2008, renewable energy …

Renewable Energy

Climate Change: These Plants Could Capture Half Of All Carbon Dioxide In The Atmosphere

We’ve already passed the carbon dioxide tipping point, and human activity is “extremely likely” to be the cause of climate change, meaning we can brace ourselves for greater famines and natural disasters. But what if we could figure out a cheaper way to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere? …

Climate Change

Tesla switches on world’s biggest lithium battery to help power Australia

Tesla Inc. switched on the world’s biggest lithium ion battery on Friday in time to feed Australia’s shaky power grid for the first day of summer, …

World's cheapest solar power to be generated in Mexico

Mexico is on track to generate the world’s cheapest solar power — with prices as low as 1.77¢/kWh, according to Mexico’s Centro Nacional de Control …

Renewable Energy

Elon Musk has finished building the world's biggest battery in less than 100 days

As promised to help South Australia with energy problems<p>Elon Musk looks to have delivered on his promise to build the biggest lithium ion battery in the world in an effort to help South Australia with its crippling energy problems. “100 days from contract signature or it’s free,” Musk tweeted at …

Energy

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SWEDEN’S parliament passed a law in June which obliges the country to have “no net emissions” of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere by 2045. The …

The skyscrapers of the future could be built with the garbage of today

Green buildings made of recycled materials are the hot new thing.<p>The home of the future won’t look like <i>The Jetsons</i>. It won’t come equipped with a flying car or a robot maid. While it will deploy a slate of clean-energy technologies that the cartoon’s creators couldn’t have imagined — solar windows, …

Natural Gas

Renewable Energy Is Now Unstoppable

Wind and solar energy are the lowest cost options in most of the U.S., and that'll make it very hard to stop the renewable energy freight train from …

This $40 million robotic 'plantscraper' will feed over 5,000 people per year

By 2050, the world's population is expected to swell to 9.6 billion, with around 66% living in urban areas. This projection is leaving many cities wondering how they will feed all those people.<p>A Swedish food-tech company called Plantagon is proposing that cities consider building what it calls …

Can Carbon-Dioxide Removal Save the World?

CO2 could soon reach levels that, it’s widely agreed, will lead to catastrophe.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Carbon Engineering, a company owned in part by Bill Gates, has its headquarters on a spit of land that juts into Howe …

Obama Administration

Focus on Negative Emissions Scenarios and Technologies - Environmental Research Letters

Open access<p>Daniel L Sanchez <i>et al</i> 2018 <i>Environ. Res. Lett.</i> <b>13</b> 015005<p>Atmospheric carbon dioxide removal (CDR) technologies may be critical to achieving …

'Tobacco at a cancer summit': Trump coal push savaged at climate conference

The Trump team was heckled and interrupted by a protest song at the UN’s climate change summit in Bonn on Monday after using its only official appearance to say fossil fuels were vital to reducing poverty around the world and to saving jobs in the US.<p>While Donald Trump’s special adviser on energy …

Fossil Fuels

This Renewable 'Instant Coal' Could Be The Fuel of The Future

It's highly efficient.<p>The world is shifting from fossil fuels to renewable energy in a big way right now, but a group of scientists has come up with …

Biofuel

The seven megatrends that could beat global warming: 'There is reason for hope'

‘Everybody gets paralysed by bad news because they feel helpless,” says Christiana Figueres, the former UN climate chief who delivered the landmark Paris climate change agreement. “It is so in our personal lives, in our national lives and in our planetary life.”<p>But it is becoming increasingly clear …

Fossil Fuels

The US is now the only country in the world to reject the Paris climate deal

Syria joined the deal today<p>Today, Syria announced that it would sign the Paris climate agreement — a landmark deal that commits almost 200 countries to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to fight global warming. With Nicaragua also joining the deal last month, the United States is now the only …

Record surge in atmospheric CO2 seen in 2016

<b>Concentrations of CO2 in the Earth's atmosphere surged to a record high in 2016, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).</b><p>Last year's increase was 50% higher than the average of the past 10 years.<p>Researchers say a combination of human activities and the El Niño weather phenomenon …

Climate Change

Why reducing emissions isn’t enough to change our climate trajectory

Audience members at the Living Soils Symposium’s climate talk on Oct. 15 fell silent when the conference’s final speaker, President and Co-Founder of …

sequester

The hottest job over the next decade is expected to be solar panel installer

The U.S. economy is projected to add 11.5 million jobs over the next decade, with about one-third coming from the rapidly growing health care field, …

Employment

You Need to Understand These Four Trends Because They Are Transforming the Energy Industry

October 13, 2017 <b><br>GE Reports Canada</b><p>The pace of change in Canada’s energy sector has been so dramatic in recent years that experts no longer view it as …

Natural Gas

Teen to plant a trillion trees

When Felix Finkbeiner was in fourth grade, his teacher assigned a simple class project: Research climate change and give a presentation. The …

Regreening the planet could impact carbon levels as much as ending oil use

Carbon Emissions<p>As the world becomes increasing aware of how human activity contributes to global warming, more countries are putting forth efforts …

Fossil Fuels

GM's Future: 20 All-Electric Vehicles by 2023

GM plans to launch 20 new all-electric vehicles by 2023—two of which will be introduced in the next 18 months, the automaker announced on Monday at a …

Big EV Charging Infrastructure Deals Popping Up In India

<b>Published on</b> October 18th, 2017 | <i>by Saurabh Mahapatra</i><p>0<p>October 18th, 2017 by <b>Saurabh Mahapatra</b><p>The first step towards nationwide electric vehicle …

The world’s first “negative emissions” plant has begun operation—turning carbon dioxide into stone

There’s a colorless, odorless, and largely benign gas that humanity just can’t get enough of. We produce 40 trillion kg of carbon dioxide each year, and we’re on track to cross a crucial emissions threshold that will cause global temperature rise to pass the dangerous 2°C limit set by the Paris …

Carbon Dioxide

A NASA satellite that monitors CO2 is revealing the inner workings of our planet

That’s key to figure out how our world will respond to climate change<p>Thanks to a NASA satellite that’s been mapping the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide in the atmosphere in unprecedented detail, scientists are learning much more about how plants work, and how the land and oceans suck up and release …

Navajo Nations first solar project now producing enough electricity for about 13,000 homes

A giant array of solar panels near the famed sandstone buttes of Monument Valley has begun producing electricity for the Navajo Nation at a time when …

Anti-Coal Effort Aided by $64 Million From Michael Bloomberg

The Sierra Club and other environmental groups are expanding a campaign to retire U.S. coal power plants with a $64 million contribution from former …

Fossil Fuels