Browsing All posts tagged under »Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)«

UK Says 100% Renewables Won’t Work

May 22, 2019 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ A lot of countries (as well as many U.S. states and utilities) are announcing so-called zero-carbon plans, typically with a target year around 2050. These are often reported as calling for 100% renewable energy, which is wrong. There is a difference between zero-carbon and 100% renewables, but this is often […]

Coal In America Is Already Clean. Why ‘Clean Coal’ Is A Boondoggle That Needs To End.

June 24, 2017 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ A power plant once heralded by the Obama administration as the poster child for clean coal is now on its deathbed. The plant hemorrhaged billions in cost overruns despite being heavily subsidized by the federal government. Mississippi regulators are ready to pull the plug. Southern Company’s Kemper County Energy Facility had […]

Obama’s New Energy Plan Could Cost $2.5 Trillion In Lost Economic Growth

August 4, 2015 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ The Obama administration unveiled its climate change regulations for new and existing power plants, calling the plan “the biggest, most important step we’ve ever taken to combat climate change.” It may be the most “important” from a top-down, regulatory mandate for high energy prices, but it won’t accomplish much, if anything, […]

EPA’s Southern Discomfort: Kemper Coal Fired Power Plant Sees Yet Another Delay And More Cost Overruns

October 31, 2014 by

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By David Kreutzer, Ph.D. ~ Background from TonyfromOz: This article is about Carbon Capture and Storage, (CCS) supposedly the saviour for coal fired power, but in fact a totally unobtainable process for the scale required. This process currently reported at the Kemper Plant is on a tiny scale, and the process cannot be scaled up […]

Greens Celebrate. $1 Billion Wasted On CCS Plant

October 8, 2014 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ The Guardian celebrates: Canada has switched on the first large-scale coal-fired power plant fitted with a technology that proponents say enables the burning of fossil fuels without tipping the world into a climate catastrophe. The project, the first commercial-scale plant equipped with carbon capture and storage technology, was held up by […]

Barely News: EPA ‘Carbon Capture’ Rules To Increase Wholesale Electicity Costs By Up To 80 Percent

February 19, 2014 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ You might think that journalists would consider the prospect of sharply rising electricity costs in a nation blanketed by an extraordinarily cold, snowy winter and buffeted by its accompanying high utility bills hugely newsworthy. You would be wrong. Searches on the last name of Julio Friedmann, the deputy assistant secretary of […]

The Clean Air Act: EPA’s Charade To Justify Its War On Coal Plants

January 15, 2014 by

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Neither the science nor the current technological capability supports the EPA’s Carbon Dioxide rules for new coal fired power plants. By Larry Bell ~ The Environmental Protection Agency didn’t let a Clean Air Act requirement that mandated technologies be “adequately demonstrated” hinder their new performance standards ruling that puts a limit of 1,100 pounds per […]

The Environmental Enemies Of Energy

October 30, 2013 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ While Americans grapple with the Obamacare debacle and 90 million are officially unemployed according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is another threat to our future as environmental groups like the Sierra Club and Friends of the Earth continue their assault on the provision of electrical energy, the lifeblood of […]

EPA Attacks Only Coal Fired Power Generation

October 12, 2013 by

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Perhaps a somewhat obscure, yet nonetheless entirely correct title might be the following: EPA Concedes That Climate Change Is No Real Problem And That Renewables Just Can’t Cut It By Anton Lang (TonyfromOz) ~ The EPA recently released its proposals to reduce CO2 emissions from power plants that burn fossil fuel to generate their power, […]

One Promise Obama Is Keeping: Killing Coal So Energy Prices Will Skyrocket!

October 5, 2013 by

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EPA – Mandated carbon capture scheme wastes energy, costs way too much and does not even work! By Larry Bell ~ Am I missing something? Now, as the UN’s IPCC frantically attempts to explain how its alarmist predictions based upon theoretical climate models got it so wrong, the EPA has issued a new regulatory assault […]

Climate Change: White House Confuses Myths With Realities

July 3, 2013 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ Heather Zichal, deputy assistant to the President for energy and climate change, took to the White House blog to defend the Administration’s climate-change plan in a “myths vs. reality” post. What she calls “claims” from those expressing concerns with the President’s plan—that regulating carbon will increase energy prices, hurt the economy, […]

Climate Change Australia – Who Will Save Us From The Labor Government’s Green Waste?

June 17, 2012 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Another green disaster, and yet again thanks to grand-standing former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd:  They’ve conferenced in empire-style Parisian ballrooms and dined in Kyoto on food cooked by a genuine Iron Chef. But deeply disgruntled former staffers believe Australia’s $300 million Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute has not achieved very […]

Obama Campaign Quietly Adds ‘Clean Coal’ to Energy Policy Website

May 12, 2012 by

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By Lachlan Markay ~ After coming under fire for its consistent hostility to the coal industry, the Obama campaign quietly adjusted its energy policy website to include “clean coal” among the president’s energy initiatives. The energy policy page of BarackObama.com now includes a section for “clean coal,” claiming the stimulus package “invested substantially in carbon […]

VIDEO: Biden Claimed Coal Power Is More Dangerous Than Terrorism

May 12, 2012 by

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By Lachlan Markay ~ Video from 2007 shows then-Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) claiming that coal power and corn syrup are more deadly than terrorism. The remarks will likely prove a headache for an administration that is trying to distance itself from its anti-coal image. As Scribe reported on Friday, the Obama campaign adjusted its website […]

The Slow Collapse Of Rudd’s Great Carbon Capture Scheme

February 15, 2012 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ In 2008, the Australian Labor Government led by former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd unveiled a typically grandiose plan to fight global warming, with spending of Ruddish dimensions: Minister for Resources and Energy, Martin Ferguson AM MP, has announced four projects which will move to the next stage of assessment in the […]

What’s Really Killing Carbon Capture and Storage?

August 2, 2011 by

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By Paul Driessen Carbon capture and storage could ensure abundant electricity from coal, while cutting the CO2 emissions “responsible for climate change.” Yet, barely two years after “a sense of determination and common cause” inspired the Obama Energy Department to launch CCS projects, industry is “pulling the plug.” What could have gone wrong? Environmentalists had […]

Labor’s “Clean Coal” Technology is so Brilliant You Won’t Dare Turn on The Lights

December 20, 2010 by

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By Andrew Bolt Anna Bligh mentioned here is the Premier of the State of Queensland in Australia. This position is the same as for a State Governor in the U.S. While still touting the wonders of ‘Clean Coal’, she has recently canceled a project for a medium/small scale ‘Clean Coal’ technology power plant in this […]

More Obscene Waste, Thanks to Green Scammers

December 19, 2010 by

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By Andrew Bolt For almost three years now I have written Posts detailing the futility of even thinking that something like Carbon Capture and Sequestration (Storage) can be considered feasible, let alone actually put into operation. Now, after hundreds of millions of dollars of taxpayer funding has been sunk into what amounts to little more […]

Power Plant Costings Analysis – Nuclear versus Coal Fired

December 2, 2010 by

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Could it actually be possible that Nuclear electrical power generation is cheaper than Coal Fired power generation? Well, the answer is ….. yes it is. There is currently talk under way in Australia about considering a move towards introducing Nuclear Power Plants. That talk is at last coming from within the Australian Labor Party, which […]

Cancun – more dangerous than Copenhagen

November 15, 2010 by

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By Andrew Bolt This refers to the upcoming conference of the UNFCCC, (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) the continuing series of conferences organised by this body and where the Kyoto Protocol originated from. The UN is desperately looking to find a replacement for Kyoto, but as I have said so many times now, […]

Burning twice the coal since warmists first said we should stop

November 14, 2010 by

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By Andrew Bolt Climate alarmist Guy Pearse goes to a coal-mining conference and is horrified: Fred Palmer, vice-president of Peabody Energy, the world’s largest coal company, noted that since the ‘’great debate’’ on climate change began, coal consumption had gone from 3.6 billion tonnes a year to almost 7 billion tonnes. By 2030, he predicted […]

Claim Check Needs To Do Fact Checks

October 2, 2010 by

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By David Kreutzer, Ph.D. Claim Check, which supposedly fact checks public statements, employs the different-must-be-wrong-theory in dismissing a Heritage analysis because it is an “outlier.” It seems that many forecasters in Washington are more afraid of being alone than they are of being wrong. That is, they would rather be wrong with everybody else than […]

U.S. Banks On Coal, Not On Gillard’s Dreams

August 19, 2010 by

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By Andrew Bolt Even Barack Obama’s America is banking on coal-fired power – and giving up on the mirage of clean-coal technology that the Gillard Government still promotes: Utilities across the USA are building dozens of old-style coal plants that will cement the industry’s standing as the largest industrial source of climate-changing gases for years […]

Kerry Lieberman’s Clean Coal Hole In The Ground – Just Throw In Money

May 17, 2010 by

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The American Power Act mentioned in the second paragraph is now (thankfully) a failed Bill of Legislation. The Legislation’s sponsor, Senator John Kerry has removed the Bill from his site, and if you do take the link, you will not be taken to the text for the Act, but to John Kerry’s home page with […]