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Norway drops carbon capture plan it had likened to "Moon landing"

Norway's outgoing center-left government dropped plans on Friday for a costly large-scale project to capture carbon dioxide that it once compared in ambition to sending people to the Moon. The International Energy Agency says deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology is critical to reducing carbon emissions, but so far there is no full-scale commercial plant operating anywhere in the world.

EPA proposes rule requiring new coal plants to capture, store CO2

Developers of new coal-fired power plants would be required to capture and store heat-trapping carbon emissions under a rule that U.S. EPA proposed this morning. The rule would require future coal-fired plants to limit emissions of carbon dioxide to 1,100 pounds per megawatt-hour while large combined cycle natural gas facilities must meet a standard of 1,000 pounds per MWh.

Aquistore project complete, but $3M over budget

Aquistore — the world’s first commercial-scale, post-combustion CO2 storage project from a coal-fired power plant — is complete and ready to receive carbon dioxide from SaskPower’s $1.24-billion integrated carbon capture and storage (ICCS) project at Boundary Dam power station near Estevan. 

EPA to revise climate rule for new power plants; will still require carbon capture

This month, the Environmental Protection Agency will propose standards that will establish stricter pollution limits for gas-fired power plants than coal-fired power plants, according to individuals who were briefed on the matter but asked not to be identified because the rule was not public yet. The revised rule, which would impose greenhouse gas limits on power plants for the first time, will still require utilities to install costly carbon controls on coal plants.

EU Parliament urges more CO2 auction cash for CCS: draft

The EU should use cash raised from selling 600 million carbon permits from the third phase of its Emissions Trading Scheme (2013-2020) to help pay for plants that can bury CO2 emissions underground and other expensive clean energy technologies, according to a draft EU Parliament report published Tuesday. 

EU's focus on renewable energy 'undermining' investment in carbon capture technology, warn MEPs

The EU must drop its "slavish and counter-productive obsession" with renewable energy targets and embrace alternative low carbon solutions such as carbon capture and storage (CCS), British MEP Vicky Ford has warned.

Carbon Storage Studies Grapple with Politics, Geology

Follow the Hudson River a few miles north of New York City and look west across the water, and you’ll see a series of cliffs called the Palisades, made of dark gray volcanic rocks called diabase. Thousands of feet underground below those cliffs may be clues for how carbon dioxide could be stored, or sequestered, near numerous sources of carbon dioxide emissions not far from the largest population center in the country. Carbon capture and storage is one solution the U.S. Department of Energy is researching for reducing the volume of climate change-fueling greenhouse gas emissions that are released into the atmosphere from coal-fired power plants throughout the region

Carbon capture is vital

On the contrary (42% of UK population unaware of carbon capture and storage – poll, 16 July), it's encouraging that nearly half of us appreciate how vital CCS is as a tool for tackling climate change. We're going to need all forms of energy, including low-carbon options, to meet rising demand.

Capturing Carbon is Real and Used to Enhance Oil Recovery

Carbon capture and storage seems like a distant concept. But some experts are saying that aspects of the tool are very much within the nation’s grasp, especially if such releases are used for the purpose of enhanced oil recovery.

European investment bank to stop financing coal-fired power plants

The European Investment bank (EIB), the EU's main lending arm, said it would stop financing most coal-fired power stations to help the 28-nation bloc reduce pollution and meet its climate targets.

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