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New inventory of black carbon emissions from China finds 2007 levels higher than previously reported

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for year 2007. 2007); and predicted national data from the National Long-term Development Plan (NLDP) (2008?2050). Click to enlarge.

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SRI developing process for co-gasification of methane and coal to produce liquid transportation fuels; negligible water consumption, no CO2

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In conventional CTL approaches, energy is supplied by burning a portion of the coal feed, which then produces carbon dioxide. Click to enlarge.

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Coal Into Cars: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

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The Ugly Coal sucks, there's really no two ways about it. But not all use of coal is alike. The Good About half our electricity comes from coal, and that will change, at best, slowly as we move to renewables. That includes the worst, most coal dependent areas. Support knows no party. It's the plug, stupid.

Volt for Real?

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The Volt is the plug-in hybrid car GM showed at last January’s Detroit Auto Show. Imagine using your laptop computer on a battery. It runs down.

The Wall Street Journals

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A few months back, a reporter from the WSJ came to our offices. Here's part of his story. The whole story is here. But that's not all.

Headwaters Inc and Axens Form Direct Coal Liquefaction Alliance

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Headwaters direct coal liquefaction process. Axens will contribute its ebullated-bed H-Coal Process and proprietary catalyst. 23,027.

DOE and Air Force issue RFI on Mil-Spec jet fuel production using coal-to-liquid technologies

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) in partnership with the US Air Force has issued a request for information (RFI)— DE-FOA-0000981 —on research & development aimed at greenhouse gas emissions reductions and cost competitiveness of Mil-Spec jet fuel production using coal-to-liquid (CTL) fuel technologies. Background.

EIA: Total Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the US Down 2.2% in 2007; Transportation Sector Emissions Down 4.7%

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below the 2007 total, according to the just-released report by the US Energy Information Administration, Emissions of Greenhouse Gases in the United States 2008. million metric tons carbon dioxide equivalent (MMTCO 2 e) in 2007 to 7,052.6 Most of the increase came from coal mining and from natural gas production and processing.

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Wyoming Clean Coal Task Force wards $8.8M to 9 projects for 2011, including coal-to-liquids

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The Clean Coal Task Force (CCTF) was created in 2007 by the Wyoming State Legislature to help secure Wyoming’s financial future by preserving the value of coal, an important export from the state. The newly approved projects will receive $8,769,713, the largest single annual funding in the history of the fund. Brief

Open Letter by Netherlands Scientists on IPCC and Errors in 2007 Climate Change Report

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The increase in greenhouse gas concentrations is mainly caused by the way in which coal, oil and natural gas are being used and by deforestation. The most recent was published in 2007. The 2007 report has been authored by about 44 writing teams with a total of 450 lead authors. The climate problem. to 6.4 °C What next?

EPA: US greenhouse gases up 2% in 2013; increased coal consumption, cool winter

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Commercial aircraft emissions increased slightly between 2012 and 2013, but have decreased 18% since 2007. Source: EPA. Click to enlarge.

Alaska Native Corporation Proposes Underground Coal Gasification Project with Carbon Capture for Power Generation

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Underground coal gasification uses paired wells in a coal seam: one an oxidant injection well, the other the syngas producer well. CIRI), an Alaska Native corporation, is proposing an underground coal gasification (UCG) project that would use the resulting syngas to fuel a new 100 MW combined cycle power plant. Source: CIRI.

Shenhua Completes Worlds Largest Coal-to-Olefins Project

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The Shenhua Baotou Coal-to-Olefins Project was completed in Baotou, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on 31 May. Mt/a methanol and 600,000 t/a of polethyelene and polypropylene—is to be operational this year and is the world’s largest coal-to-olefins project. SHenhua’s Coal-to-Olefins process. Source: Shenhua.

EIA: US energy-related CO2 emissions in 2012 lowest since 1994; reflects drop in coal use

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With the exception of 2010, emissions have declined every year since 2007. The largest drop in emissions in 2012 came from coal, which is used almost exclusively for electricity generation. The regulations would make 65% of coal plants nationwide as expensive as natural gas, even if gas prices rise significantly. Duke study.

It’s Time To Go To The Mattresses

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The Killer Coal Family is waging war against the rest of our families - and those gangsters will not stop until we take them down. Coal-POW!

Wison Engineering signs new engineering contract for Erdos Jinchengtai coal-to-methanol project; commercializing methanol-to-olefins

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an indirect non-wholly owned subsidiary of the Group, has been awarded a contract for the engineering of Erdos Jinchengtai coal-to-methanol Project (Phase II) for Erdos Jinchengtai Chemical Co., for the second time at the Jinchengtai coal-methanol project, marking a milestone for Erdos Jinchengtai Chemical Co., MTO start-up. Brief

DOE Regional Partnership Initiates CO2 Injection in Lignite Coal Seam

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A US Department of Energy/National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) team of regional partners has begun injecting CO 2 into a deep lignite coal seam in Burke County, North Dakota, to demonstrate the economic and environmental viability of geologic CO 2 storage in the US Great Plains region. In collaboration with Eagle Operating Inc.,

Alberta to Host Underground Coal Gasification Demo; Update on Linc Chinchilla UCG In Australia

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million) toward a $30-million underground coal gasification (UCG) project with Swan Hills Synfuels of Calgary. Simplified UCG process.

National Research Council Report on Americas Energy Future Highlights Vehicle Efficiency Technologies, Conversion of Biomass and Coal-to-Liquids Fuels, and Electrifying the Light Duty Fleet with PHEVs, BEVs and FCVs

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Estimates of potential for gasoline consumption reduction in the US light duty fleet in 2020 and 2035 relative to 2007. Developing technologies for the conversion of biomass and coal-to-liquid fuels. Liquid Transportation Fuels from Coal and Biomass: Technological Status, Costs, and Environmental Impacts. Click to enlarge.

Report finds Coal-to-Liquids and Oil Shale pose significant financial and environmental risks to investors

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Ceres recently released a new report concluding that coal-to-liquid (CTL) and oil shale technologies face significant environmental and financial obstacles—from water constraints, to technological uncertainties to regulatory and market risks—that pose substantial financial risks for investors involved in such projects. Resources.

DOE Selects Reaction Design to Develop Gasification and Reaction Kinetics Software for Advanced Coal Initiative

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has granted Reaction Design one of seven awards for a project intended to support the full-scale implementation and operation of highly efficient coal-based power generation technologies with near-zero emissions. Reaction Design also leads the Model Fuels Consortium. Earlier post.). Earlier post.).

Welcome To The Age of Stupid

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MIT Report Finds Natural Gas Has Significant Potential to Displace Coal, Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions; Role in Transportation More Limited

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Natural gas will play a leading role in reducing greenhouse-gas emissions over the next several decades, largely by replacing older, inefficient coal plants with highly efficient combined-cycle gas generation, according to a major new interim report out from MIT. The first two reports dealt with nuclear power (2003) and coal (2007).

Frankly, I’d Rather Be Getting Arrested with Bill McKibben Today

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Subject : Stand with me to take down dirty coal. 350.org Al Gore Killer Coal Environmental Politics James Hansen Saving Energy Sustainability

Obama Announces Steps to Boost Biofuels, Clean Coal; RFS2, BCAP, BIWG and Carbon Capture and Storage Task Force

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In addition, President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum creating an Interagency Task Force on Carbon Capture and Storage to develop a comprehensive and coordinated federal strategy to speed the development and deployment of advanced lower-emission coal technologies. President Obama. Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS2). per gallon.

PBL/JRC: Global CO2 emissions increase to new all-time record in 2013, but growth is slowing down

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The emissions increase in the United States in 2013 (+2.5%) was mainly due to a shift in power production from gas back to coal together with an increase in gas consumption due to a higher demand for space heating. This is in contrast to most preceding years since 2007, in which annual oil consumption decreased by 2.2% in 2013.

EPA: US greenhouse gases dropped 3.4% in 2012 from 2011; down 10% from 2005 levels

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Commercial aircraft emissions have decreased 19% since 2007. US greenhouse gas emissions by gas. Source: EPA. Click to enlarge. Source: EPA.

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EPA proposes CO2 emission standards for new fossil fuel-fired power plants

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The proposed rulemaking establishes separate standards for natural gas and coal plants. coal units) are based on the performance of a new efficient coal unit implementing partial carbon capture and storage (CCS). Climate Change Coal Emissions Natural Gas Policy Power Generation Background. Earlier post.)

New materials could cut parasitic energy costs for CO2 capture by up to 30-40%

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For example, near-term CCS technology applied to coal-fired power plants is projected to reduce the net output of the plant by some 30% and to increase the cost of electricity by 60–80%. Calculations show that for a coal-fired power plant, that could amount to approximately 30% of total energy generated. —Lin et al. Resources.

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The Cat Is Still On The Roof – And The Roof! The Roof! The Roof Is On Fire!

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Black carbon is a much larger cause of climate change than previously assessed; about twice previous estimates, and 2/3 the effect of CO2

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Reducing emissions from diesel engines and domestic wood and coal fires is a no-brainer, as there are tandem health and climate benefits.

EIA: US energy-related CO2 dropped 2.7% in 2015; of end-use sectors, only transportation increased

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These emissions were highest in 2007, prior to the recession, and have not returned to those levels, although they have increased since 2012.

The Solangelist’s Vision Shines Brighter

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And just like Woody, I’d like to sing you a song about a better way… My friends, with greenhouse gas emissions already in the danger zone, we needed to stop burning Killer Coal yesterday. If I was in the actual city of Los Angeles, a lot more of my electricity would be made from Killer Coal and a lot less from clean, renewables.

Steep increase in global CO2 emissions despite reductions by industrialized countries; driven by power generation and road transport

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billion tonnes in 2007). Global CO 2. emissions from fossil fuel use and cement production per region. Source: JRC. Click to enlarge. tonnes.

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Swiss company outlines methanol-to-gasoline option for Alaska North Slope gas to state legislature

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Methanol-to-gasoline process flow diagram. Source: EMRE. Click to enlarge. Janus subsidiary acquiring Eastman methanol plant. billion, he said. margin.

EPA proposes CO2 limits for future power plants; flexibilities for phasing in control technology; anticipates negligible impacts

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Although emissions vary by plant and with the specific type of fuel, EPA provided illustrative examples of CO 2 emissions from EGUs: Conventional coal: 1,800 lbs CO 2 /MWh. Coal with carbon capture and storage (CCS): 200 lbs CO 2 /MWh. A company could build a coal?fired On 2 April 2007, in the Massachusetts v. Background.

Full lifecycle CO2 of new Mercedes C-Class 10% less than outgoing model

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In terms of carbon monoxide (CO) emissions during the operation of the vehicle, a significant improvement was achieved over the 2007 predecessor.

Worldwatch: Fossil fuel subsidies continue to outweigh those for renewable energy; international pledges on reform unfulfilled

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Since 2007, roughly 80% of spending on consumption subsidies occurred in countries that are net exporters of fossil fuels. Source: Worldwatch.

Researcher Describes Conceptual Cold Fusion Battery, or Small Power Unit

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The number of presentations on the topic at ACS National Meetings has quadrupled since 2007. discusses an unconventional cold fusion device that uses phenanthrene, a substance found in coal and oil, as a reactant. The process is created by purposely creating defects in the metal electrode of the cell. —Prof. Miley. —Dr.

Study: even with high LDV electrification, low-carbon biofuels will be necessary to meet 80% GHG reduction target; “daunting” policy implications

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The paper is published in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology. —Meier et al. They based their low electrification scenario (0.3%

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