Changes Likely in Final Version of EPA’s Clean Power Plan

From: Environmental Leader

Adam Riedel, Associate | Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP


Emissions Standards for New and Modified Power Plants

DOE suspends stimulus funding for Calif. carbon-capture project

From: E&E Publishing

Manuel Quiñones, E&E reporter

The Department of Energy has suspended Recovery Act funding for a California project to trap carbon emissions from a coal-fired power plant, an agency spokeswoman said.

DOE had set aside $408 million for Hydrogen Energy California LLC’s effort to produce power from coal and petroleum coke, trap most of its CO2 emissions, and use the carbon for making fertilizer and stimulating oil wells. Of the total, $275 million was American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars.

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Once Hailed As Solution to Climate Change, Carbon Capture and Storage ‘Is Not Happening’

From: EcoWatch

Paul Brown, Climate News Network

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is backed by governments and the International Energy Agency (IEA) as one of the best methods of reducing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere and saving the planet from overheating.


Another problem is that the technology for removing carbon from fossil fuels, either before or after combustion, uses 40 percent more fuel to achieve the same amount of power.

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