Not to be a downer, but there's a quartet of concerning news this morning worth paying attention to. Beyond the headline: The Koch Brothers fund disinformation on Obama's influence on fuel prices; and, the Senate rejects ending Big Oil subsidies.
A mix bag today, highlighting the importance of electricity grids in expanding renewable energy, the global expansion of fracking, a wolf in sheep's clothing CCS project, and some massively good news for Indian wind power.
Of all the potential problems with carbon capture and storage projects (financial viability, scaling them to the level necessary to actually capture enough our prodigious carbon emissions to make a difference, being just two), a new study says that
Another viewpoint on how scrubbing CO2 from the atmosphere--as opposed to at the point of generation at power plants or (better yet) reducing emissions in the first place--is a hugely expensive undertaking: A new study by the American Physical Society
The IEA just said we'll need 3000 carbon capture and storage projects by 2050 if we're too reduce greenhouse gas emissions enough to avert potentially catastrophic global warming. Considering that there are just five currently operating and 75 in
You had to know this was coming... A new piece in Scientific American highlights the objections of some scientists over claims that the world's largest geologic carbon sequestration project in Saskatchewan is leaking.
Some more on the leaking carbon sequestration project in Canada that has killed farm animals, and caused all sorts of strange problems for farmers Cameron and Jane Kerr. A new piece in The Tyee fills in some of the background details and the current
There's been lots of back and forth in the past year on biochar, ranging from research showing it has huge potential for absorbing carbon emissions on one side, to uncertainty about its potential, to outright
Despite claims that biochar could offset 12% of human carbon emissions, and boost agricultural production in the process, others are not so sure. Whether it's the author of the biochar solution saying it's not a
Add another important concern to the those surrounding carbon capture and storage schemes: A new study published in Environmental Science & Technology, done by scientists at Duke University, shows that CO2 stored
Some believe biochar could offset as much as 12% of CO2 emissions, but others warn that biochar is no miracle cure—with the prospects of large-scale biochar plantations and other such enterprises getting activists