As states use less coal for electricity, driving electric vehicles becomes even cleaner

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These results indicate that coal and oil are the energy sources leading to most emissions, and that hydro, wind, and nuclear are the energy sources leading to least emissions. On the two extremes, coal and oil result in about 176 times the emissions from hydro.

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Linc Energy acquires more UCG coal exploration acreage in Alaska

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Linc Energy Ltd has acquired the grant of 181,414 acres of Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) coal exploration licences in Alaska from the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority following a competitive bidding process. This is an excellent outcome for Linc Energy which greatly advances our strategic goal to bring commercial UCG development to Alaska and become a significant part of the USA domestic energy market.

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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. CIRI executives presented the plan to state lawmakers at a joint hearing in Alaska on Friday. Tags: Coal Gasification

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DOE awarding $6.5M to 9 large-scale Phase I pilot coal projects

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This FOA, issued in August 2017, is a $50-million funding opportunity for projects supporting cost-shared research and development to design, construct, and operate two large-scale pilots to demonstrate transformational coal technologies. DOE has supported a range of potentially transformational coal technologies aimed at enabling step-change improvements in coal-powered systems. University of Alaska Fairbanks. Scale-Up of Coal-Based Supercritical CO2 Cycle Technology.

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Study Concludes Peak Coal Will Occur Close to 2011

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A multi-Hubbert analysis of coal production by Tadeusz Patzek at The University of Texas at Austin and Gregory Croft at the University of California, Berkeley concludes that the global peak of coal production from existing coalfields will occur close to the year 2011. The HHV of global production is likely to peak in 2011 at 160 EJ/y, and the peak carbon emissions from coal burning will also peak in 2011 at 4.0 Tags: Coal

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Alaska state senators propose $475M in incentives for xTL plants

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Alaska state senator Lesil McGuire has introduced a bill ( Senate Bill 109 ) that would grant $475 million in state investment tax credits toward development of plants converting natural gas-, coal- or biomass-to-liquids products (GTL, CTL or BTL = xTL) on the state’s North Slope. The $475 million credit against state corporate income tax liability would be for each plant built in Alaska, although the credit cannot exceed 60 of the total cost of the facility.

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UCG company Linc Energy completes drilling of first gas exploration well in Alaska

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Underground coal gasification company Linc Energy has completed the drilling of the LEA #1 exploration well in the Point Mackenzie Block of the Cook Inlet Basin in Alaska, USA. A number of significant coal seams were encountered as expected. Coal is recognized as the source rock for all the gas discovered and produced from the prolific Tyonek, Beluga and Sterling formations in the Cook Inlet Basin.

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US Defense Logistics Agency Developing FT Fuel Blends Pilot Program in Alaska

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Alaska Journal of Commerce. The US Defense Logistics Agency is developing a pilot program to supply 50:50 Fischer-Tropsch synthetic fuel blends to Air Force and Army units operating in Alaska, officials with the agency said 11 March at a Defense Energy Support Center conference in Anchorage. The US Air Force has a separate project underway to evaluate a possible coal-to-liquids plants, also using the Fischer-Tropsch process, at Eielson Air Force Base near Fairbanks.

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CIRI and Laurus Energy Form US Underground Coal Gasification JV

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Alaska Native corporation Cook Inlet Region Inc. Laurus Energy have formed Stone Horn Ridge LLC, a company created to commercialize syngas from underground coal gasification (UCG). The Anchorage, Alaska-based joint venture is developing syngas for power generation, synthetic liquid fuels and other industrial applications. The syngas composition depends on the coal geology as well as the process parameters such as operating pressure, outlet temperature and flow.

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DOE awards $19M to 13 initiatives in fossil-fuel areas to produce rare earth elements and critical minerals

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Appalachian Basin — Central (Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia): The Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research at Virginia Tech plans to promote regional economic growth and foster new job creation by accelerating the extraction and processing of rare earth elements and critical minerals resources from coal, coal sediments, coal ash, coal refuse and impoundments, acid mine drainage and other basin-specific resources in the Central Appalachian region.

Senators Sanders, Boxer propose legislation to institute GHG price on large stationary sources and remove support for fossil fuel industries

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The Family Clean Energy Rebate Program would use 60% of the funds from the carbon fee and use the model developed by Alaska’s oil dividend to provide a monthly rebate to every legal US resident to offset potential energy price increases. Climate Change Coal Emissions Natural Gas Oil PolicyBernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.)

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BP and Davy select 3 leading EPC contractors for BP/Davy Fischer-Tropsch commercial deployment

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The BP/Davy fixed-bed FT process produces diesel, jet fuel (JP8) and naphtha from natural gas, biomass- or coal-derived syngas. The BP/Davy fixed-bed FT process has been successfully demonstrated in Nikiski, Alaska, with full-scale fixed-bed reaction tubes where the nominal 300 barrel per day complex met or exceeded all of its performance targets. Biomass-to-Liquids (BTL) Coal-to-Liquids (CTL) Gas-to-Liquids (GTL

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15 Air Carriers Sign Non-Binding MOUs on Synthetic Jet Fuel Purchases with Two Providers: AltAir and RenTech

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The Rentech MOU contemplates the production and purchase of approximately 250 million gallons per year of synthetic jet fuel derived principally from coal or petroleum coke, with the resultant carbon dioxide sequestered and the carbon footprint potentially further reduced by integrating biomass as a feedstock. In addition, Seattle-based Alaska Airlines and Honolulu-based Hawaiian Airlines signed the MOU with AltAir Fuels, and Orlando-based AirTran Airways signed the MOU with Rentech.

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Linc Energy Limited spuds first Alaskan gas exploration well

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Australia-based underground coal gasification (UCG) specialist Linc Energy Limited has spudded its first gas exploration well (LEA #1) on its oil and gas leases located in the Cook Inlet Basin, Alaska. The well has been designed to target a number of stacked gas objectives whilst intersecting regional coal measures.

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USGS assessment finds mean CO2 storage potential of 3,000 gigatonnes in US

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In the climate action plan rolled out by the President earlier this week, carbon sequestration appears in several places: As part of a coming, up to $8-billion DOE solicitation for advanced fossil energy projects; In reference to the US’ role in the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum, which engages 23 other countries and economies on carbon capture and sequestration technologies, especially related to coal; and.

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Study: 87% of world’s population in 2013 lived in areas exceeding WHO PM2.5 guidelines

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concentration in the assembled measurement database was 194 μg/m 3 in Shijiazhuang, the capital of Hebei Province in China, while the lowest was 3 , measured in Soldotna, Alaska. In 2013, 87% of the world’s population lived in areas exceeding the World Health Organization (WHO) Air Quality Guideline of 10 μg/m 3 PM 2.5 annual average), according to a major international study published in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology.

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Does the US Senate Have The Balls To Stand Up For Your Children? Not Without YOU Forcing Them To

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My own legacy Democratic Senator, the ancient Diane Feinstein, who I have supported and voted for, along with gun-ho Virgina Senator Webb, who I helped get elected, are just as ready to roll over and sell out your kids as Republican nutcase Senator Inhofe and the corrupt and immoral Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski.

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EIA releases report on CO2 emissions by state; California led in 2010 with transportation-sector emissions

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tonnes/person) and Alaska (54.6 For example, some states are located near abundant hydroelectric supplies, while others contain abundant coal resources. Energy-related CO 2 emissions buy state, 2010. Source: EIA. Click to enlarge. The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released a new report, State-Level Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions, 2000-2010.

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Ninth annual Green Innovation Index finds California light-duty vehicle emissions spike; major challenge to 2030 climate goals

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public charging outlets per ZEV, placing it ahead of only New Jersey and Alaska for availability of infrastructure. The decade-long nationwide slide in emissions from power production reflects the electric power sector shifting away from coal and toward less carbon-intensive fuels.

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USGS CARA Concludes 13% of Worlds Undiscovered Oil, 30% of Undiscovered Gas in the Arctic

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Many onshore areas have already been explored; by 2007, more than 400 oil and gas fields, containing 40 billion barrels of oil (BBO), 1,136 trillion cubic feet (TCF) of natural gas, and 8 billion barrels of natural gas liquids had been developed north of the Arctic Circle, mostly in the West Siberian Basin of Russia and on the North Slope of Alaska. The project excluded unconventional resources such as coal bed methane, gas hydrates, oil shales, and heavy oil and tar sands.

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Obama sets goal of reducing US oil imports by 1/3 by 2025; domestic and Western Hemisphere production, natural gas, biofuels, electric vehicles, fleet purchases

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We’re also exploring and assessing new frontiers for oil and gas development from Alaska to the Mid- and South Atlantic. That’s why, in my State of the Union Address, I called for a new Clean Energy Standard for America: by 2035, 80 percent of our electricity will come from an array of clean energy sources, from renewables like wind and solar to efficient natural gas to clean coal and nuclear power.

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US Global Change Research Program Issues Report on Impacts of Climate Change in US; Details Point to Potential Value of Early, Aggressive Action

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The emissions responsible for human-induced warming come primarily from the burning of fossil fuels (coal, oil, and gas) with additional contributions from the clearing of forests and agricultural activities. Declines in mountain snowpack are important in the West and Alaska where snowpack provides vital natural water storage. Widespread climate-related impacts are occurring now in the US and are expected to increase. Source: USGCRP. Click to enlarge.

Perspective: Regional Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Programs May be the Solution

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Cap-and-trade was first tried on a significant scale twenty years ago under the first Bush administration as a way to address the problem of airborne sulfur dioxide pollution–widely known as acid rain–from coal-burning power plants in the eastern United States. But in trying to assemble a majority to pass it, Mr. Waxman and Mr. Markey dished out a cornucopia of concessions and exemptions to coal companies, utilities, refiners, heavy industry and agribusinesses.

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Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

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Renewables That Even Coal-Based Utilities Can Love. 1) new urban development (1) nisay (1) ocean power (1) offshore oil drilling (1) oil subsidies (1) outages (1) peak coal (1) perfect storm for water (1) personal care (1) politics (1) portfolio standard (1) regulation (1) renewables (1) rental car (1) report (1) reverse osmosis (1) run your car on water (1) save gas (1) saving water (1) scooter (1) scorcher (1) shares (1) slow food (1) slow food nation (1) smart grid.

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