Biden EPA Unveils New CO2 Crackdown On Coal & Natural Gas Power Plants – Claim to achieve ‘climate and public health benefits’

…they are hellbent on doing everything in their power to regulate coal and gas-fueled power plants out of existence, no matter the cost to energy security and reliability,

EPA’s CCS requirement is illegal; The agency blocked its Science Advisory Board from saying so 10 years ago

From JunkScience Steve Milloy EPA proposed today that utilities stop burning coal and natural gas by 2040 unless power plants can be outfitted with carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology. The agency…

The Practical Impossibility of Large-Scale Carbon Capture and Storage

From MasterResource By Steve Goreham — May 2, 2023 “CCS has been slow to take off due to the cost of capture and the limited salability of carbon dioxide as…

Carbon Capture & Storage: ExxonMobil’s Big Political Play

Carbon capture and storage is a “loss leader” for ExxonMobil to officially greenwash.

Geoengineering: New Area for the Climate Industrial Complex?

Today’s climate/energy policy has created many eco-sins from just about anyone’s viewpoint.

New study settles long-standing debate: Does agricultural erosion create a carbon sink or source

Timescales reconcile the paradox

No, NBC News, Giving the Ocean Antacids Will Not Help Curb Climate Change

Adding antacids won’t have any effect on the temperature dependent chemical process in the oceans, and these researchers will soon discover that their efforts would be miniscule in the big…

Could Growing Hemp Earn Carbon Credits?

According to the BBC, skilled hemp growers are looking to make money selling their product to the construction industry.

New Zealand Carbon Farming

What is at fault are successive governments and a failure to look after the public interest.

Claim: California’s Carbon Mitigation Efforts May be Thwarted by Climate Change Itself

“We need our forests and other plant-covered areas to provide a ‘natural climate solution’ of removing carbon dioxide from the air, but heat and drought caused by the very problem…

Worrying Finding in California’s Multi-Billion-Dollar Climate Initiative Reveals Problem with Using Forests to Offset CO2 Emissions

The problems we observe here aren’t unique to the California program and raise broader concerns about the integrity of offsets’ permanence claims,

Claim: Carbon Removal Using ‘Blue Carbon’ Habitats “Uncertain and Unreliable”

Restoring coastal vegetation – so called ‘blue carbon’ habitats – may not be the nature-based climate solution it is claimed to be, according to a new study. 

Claim: Study Reveals how Climate Change Can Significantly Impact One of the World’s Most Important Carbon-rich Ecosystems

“The team’s goal now is to use the findings from this study to guide large-scale restoration of mangrove forests across the globe”, added the study’s co-author, Dr Simon Cragg from the University…

How ‘Viral Dark Matter’ May Help Mitigate Climate Change

The question of magnitude is a serious consideration when taking into account the vastness of the ocean.

Fastest Carbon Dioxide Catcher Heralds New Age for Direct Air Capture

The field of carbon capture, the removal and subsequent storage or conversion of carbon dioxide, is developing rapidly, but hurdles remain before it can be deployed at scale.

If Chevron, Exxon and Shell Can’t Get Gorgon’s Carbon Capture and Storage to Work, Who Can?

Back to the drawing board!!

The Ocean Is Still Sucking Up Carbon—Maybe More Than We Think

Recent studies looking at carbon-sequestering microbes suggest we still have a lot to learn about the ocean’s biological carbon pump.

Carbon Collect Unveils Mechanicaltree™ In Partnership With Arizona State University

Carbon Collect’s MechanicalTree™ is up to a thousand times more efficient at removing CO2 from the air than a natural tree.

Upper Midwest Counties Attempt to Block CCS Pipeline

Guest “NIMBY’ism?” by David Middleton CCS: Carbon (technically CO2) Capture and Sequestration (or Storage) CCUS: CCS+ Utilization NIMBY: Not In My Back Yard NIMBY’ism: Actively opposing something because it’s too…

Friday Funny: ‘Carbon Extraction’ Only Way to Stop Climate Crisis

OMG OMG OMG Hair-on-fire article in the The Sunday Times

Claim: City Trees and Soil are Sucking More Carbon Out of the Atmosphere than Previously Thought

This is good news, considering over 25 percent of the landscape in the Northeast United States is covered by an edge.

Feeling The Bern

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach A decade ago I wrote a post entitled “The Bern Model Puzzle”. It related to the following question. Suppose we have a relatively steady-state condition,…

Treasure in tree rings: Using untapped tree ring data to calculate carbon sequestration

[counting dancing angels on the head of a pin~cr] Peer-Reviewed Publication S.J. & JESSIE E. QUINNEY COLLEGE OF NATURAL RESOURCES, UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY Having a solid estimate of the amount…

Meet the CO2 Suckers: More Mechanical Monstrosities to Save Us from Climate Change

Green mechanical climate salvation schemes have killed whales, paralysed crabs, murdered entire forests and incinerated and smashed who knows how many birds from the sky. Now its time to finish…

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