Carbon capture and sequestration projects are picking up around the world, according to a new report, even as some in the United States have recently been shuttered. According to the Global Institute for Carbon Capture and Sequestration, the technology’s future is bright. CCS, as it’s known, is a process by which carbon dioxide is removed… Continue reading Carbon Capture Technology Is Catching On Globally, but not as Quickly in the U.S.
A research group in Indiana is predicting the state’s electricity rates could rise 12 percent over the next four years. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The news comes in a new report [pdf] from the State Utility Forecasting Group based at Purdue University. It projects the increase coming by 2013 as coal-fired power plants begin… Continue reading Report: Indiana Electricity Rates Could Rise 12 Percent
More than one thousand Kentucky farmers are gathered this week in Louisville for the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual meeting. Kentucky Farm Bureau has 485-thousand members in Kentucky and is a well-known lobbying force in the state. Spokesperson Roger Nesbitt says the organization strongly opposes so-called cap-and-trade legislation under consideration in Congress, and members plan to… Continue reading Kentucky Farms Bureau Kicks Off Annual Meeting
This past year, farmers enrolled nearly 3 million acres in the National Farmers Union carbon credit program, keeping enough carbon dioxide stored in the soil to offset the yearly emissions of 320,000 automobiles.