Soaking-Up CO2 from Power Plants: HECLOT from Taiwan Captures up to 90 Percent of Emissions.

The capital cost of a HECLOT power plant is $125 million for a 50 MWe unit, much less than the current cost of around five billion USD for existing CO2 capture technology. This will make it easier to raise capital for HECLOT power plants, which would result in a higher and faster financial return on investment. HECLOT can also be integrated into retrofitted plants.

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Australia Seeks to Reduce Renewable Energy Target to ‘Real’ 20 Percent

Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s government will negotiate with the opposition to cut Australia’s renewable energy target and exempt industries such as aluminum and copper smelting.

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Renewable Energy Contractors Benefit from PACE Financing

One third of all energy is wasted. Is PACE the solution? According to current energy data, commercial and industrial buildings use about 60 percent of the energy generated in the U.S. and about a third of this energy, especially in older buildings, is wasted due to inefficiency. But how do we know which third, and what can we do about it? The answe

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Heather Taylor-Miesle: Polluters Try to Make Something Out of Nothing

Climate change polluters don't have a lot to work with this election season. Since the vast majority of American voters have repeatedly said they supp...

Read more: Carbon Pollution, Clean Energy, Clean Energy Economy, Climate Change, Iowa, Polling, Polluters, Harstad, Politics News

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Earthjustice: President Obama Should Embrace Disclosure of Climate Damage

It should be standard procedure for the federal government to disclose and pay real attention to the costs of carbon pollution of all of their actions -- before the costs to everyone on Earth become unbearably high. [Read more...]

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Tracey Durning: The Real Climate Game-Changer? Humility and Hauling Ass on a Plan B

Nobody has 'the' solution to climate change, regardless of the PhD's or megaphones they hold. It's time to start having more honest conversations.

Read more: Climate Change, Carbon Emissions, Renewable Energy, Nuclear Energy, Carbon Capture and Storage, Generation Change, Green News

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Utility Group Tries To Rally Black Caucus Against Solar Incentives

WASHINGTON -– Representatives of an industry group representing electric companies met with staffers for members of the Congressional Black Caucus o...

Read more: Solar Power, Solar Energy, Solar Panels, Rooftop Solar Panels, Net Metering, Edison Electric Institute, Solarcity, Congressional Black Caucus, Solar Incentives Congress, Solar Incentives Black Caucus, Politics News

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Peter Getty: The Bottom Line on Climate Change Costs

Climate deniers argue that an overhaul of the fossil fuel industry will cream our economy. Not so.

Read more: Economy, Climate Change, Renewable Energy, Climate Change Costs, Carbon Tax, Solar Energy, Fossil Fuels, Green Living, Green News

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The Next Revolution: Discarding Dangerous Fossil Fuel Accounting Practices

The green revolution and, in particular, renewable energy products such as solar power, wind turbines, geothermal and algae-based fuels are not waiting for viable technology — it already exists in many forms. What they are waiting for is a massive sea change in our antiquated financial accounting systems.

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David H. Bailey: Fusion Energy: Hope or Hype?

It was with great interest that we read this week of two claimed breakthroughs in the area of fusion energy, by the U.S. aerospace company Lockheed Martin and a separate team of Italian and Swedish scientists. We will continue to monitor both of these developments. [Read more...]

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