Carbon Capture Technology Is Catching On Globally, but not as Quickly in the U.S.

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 […]

West Coast Scientists Begin Work on Cheaper Carbon Capture Process

Right now, many can’t agree on the value of carbon capture and sequestration–the process by which carbon dioxide is removed from power plant emissions and sequestered underground. Some say it’s the future of coal burning power plants–as more environmental regulations are enacted restricting emissions, carbon capture is one way to lessen the environmental footprint of […]

Report Targets Energy Subsidies for Congressional Cuts

When the Congressional super-committee sits down to cut the nation’s spending, everything is fair game. But a new report released by four non-profit groups suggests the panel look first to cutting energy subsidies. The report is called Green Scissors, and it was released today by groups that promote free market capitalism, consumer protections, the environment, […]

New EPA Proposal Encourages Carbon Capture and Sequestration

The Environmental Protection Agency says injecting carbon dioxide underground doesn’t pose substantial environmental or health risks. The agency is proposing a rule to classify carbon dioxide as a non-hazardous waste and encourage a controversial coal technology. Carbon capture and sequestration—or CCS—is a process where carbon dioxide is removed from the emissions of coal-fired power plants […]

American Electric Power Will Stop Research on Carbon Capture at W.Va. Plant

For the past few years, American Electric Power has been working on a carbon capture and sequestration project at their Mountaineer Power Plant in New Haven, West Virginia. The plant used a chilled ammonia process to remove the carbon dioxide from the gas emitted from the plant, then the carbon was injected underground for storage […]