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By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Almost every job in Underwood, North Dakota is tied to the Coal Creek Station power plant, which was slated to shut down next year — until a company stepped in to buy the plant with promises to set it up with carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology. The process […]
As it stands, there’s no silver bullet to fighting climate change. Governments across the globe must quickly and comprehensively move to utilize a multitude of climate mitigation and adaptation approaches to combat the climate crisis. One of these approaches, called “nature-based solutions” (NBS) harness the power of nature and existing ecosystems to better store atmospheric […]
By Steve Capanna and Katie Lebling Climate change is a complex equation. To avert its worst impacts, we must find a way to limit global average temperature rise to well below 2° C, consistent with the Paris Agreement. This will require us to combine deep emissions reductions and robust carbon dioxide removal (CDR). The National Academies, Intergovernmental […]
Special Presidential Envoy on Climate (or “SPEC”) Kerry is engaging with key nations this week in the run-up to the Global Summit in two weeks. In India yesterday he met with Prime Minister Narenda Modi, who reaffirmed his government’s commitment to its Paris pledges, including increasing its non-fossil fuel power capacity to 40% and substantially boosting forest cover to reduce CO2. Kerry visits Bangladesh today.
Why This Matters: Kerry is using these visits to try to elicit elevated commitments from other major emitters — China and India.
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm continues to charge ahead — yesterday announcing $52 million in grants to centers around the country that provide direct, hands-on, and free assistance to American manufacturers and wastewater treatment facilities to improve their efficiency, save money and reduce their carbon footprint. The university-based centers situated all over the country train students and they, in turn, offer recommendations to manufacturing facilities for energy and water savings, waste reduction, productivity improvements, cybersecurity, and smart manufacturing opportunities for small to medium factories and measures their reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
By Dr. Julio Friedmann As Congress prepares major climate legislation and President Biden looks to take more executive action, net-zero emissions has become the science-based star of the show. That show features a climate solution that is often overlooked – undiscovered and waiting in the wings. Carbon dioxide removal (CDR), which pulls carbon dioxide (CO2) […]
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