Department of Energy Announces $43 Million to Develop Carbon Capture and Storage Technology

From Energy.gov November 14, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced up to $43 million in funding to develop carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies that enable power generators to be responsive to grid conditions in a high variable renewable energy (VRE) penetration environment. The…

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Pathway 2045 (6)

Here are links to Part 1 ,  Part 2,   Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5~ctm Guest post by Rud Istvan, This is the sixth and final guest post dissecting SoCalEd’s new roadmap to full California (well, at least their southern California service territory) decarbonization by 2045. This last part of the plan is ‘simple’:…

NOT a Game Changer

By Rud Istvan ctm asked what I thought about the 7/31/2019 Forbes article by James Conca headed, “Net Zero Natural Gas Plant Game Changer.” My quick answer after reading the piece was, not much. He asked me to write up a WUWT guest post. I decided to research it rather than rely on Forbes; turns…

The Case for Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS)

Guest “picking a fight with both sides” by David Middleton JUL 15, 2019EPA Drilling Regulations Remain Underrated Obstacle to Solving Global Warming William MurrayManager, Energy Meeting the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement to limit global warming will be impossible unless the United States leads the way. […] What remains is CCS technology, which the…

U.S. Department of Energy: Coal FIRST Initiative

Guest David Middleton While we miss Gov. Perry here in Texas, he is doing a great job at the Department of Energy… Office of Fossil Energy Energy Department Announces Intent to Fund Research that Advances the Coal Plants of the Future NOVEMBER 13, 2018 The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE)…

Talking Truth to Climate Consensus

By Rud Istvan A sound bite summary* The climate consensus now has two derogation levels for those who disagree. Climate ‘contrarians’ like Bjørn Lomborg disagree about mitigation policies. Climate ‘deniers’ like Judith Curry disagree about the underlying climatology. The consensus does not any want any disagreement, since their science is ‘settled’ and solutions ‘clear’. They…

Carbon capture and storage – "We still don't know when CCS technologies will be technically proven at full scale"

From the UK Energy Research Centre Carbon capture and storage — new research from UKERC shows tough road ahead to realize potential Research highlights key challenges for the government’s new CCS strategy Government plans to develop carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies to reduce carbon emissions received a cautious welcome today. A new report concluded…