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Carbon Capture

SaskPower to launch carbon-capture power plant; hopes it will be model for world

... into storage deep underground. While its proponents say the project represents a way to burn fossil fuels such as coal more efficiently with less greenhouse gas, critics argue carbon capture simply enables the status quo and does little to mitigate the damage caused by carbon emissions. "It's a waste of vital capital that should be invested in conservation, efficiency and renewable (ene ...

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Climate Change

Global wildlife populations down by half since 1970: WWF - Yahoo News

... numbers both fell by 39 percent. "ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT" The main reasons for declining populations were the loss of natural habitats, exploitation through hunting or fishing, and climate change. To gauge the variations between different countries' environmental impact, the report measured how big an "ecological footprint" each one had and how much productive land and water area, or "bioca ...

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Solar

Solar energy could dominate electricity by 2050: IEA | Reuters

... LONDON (Reuters) - Solar energy could be the top source of electricity by 2050, aided by plummeting costs of the equipment to generate it, a report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), the West's energy watchdog, said on Monday. IEA Reports said solar photovoltaic (PV) systems could generate up to 16 percent of the world's electricity by 2050, while solar thermal electricity (STE) - ...

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Nuclear

RPT-Japan's Suga says volcanic eruption has no impact on nuclear restart | Reuters

... distribution and change slug to JAPAN-VOLCANO/SUGA) TOKYO, Sept 29 (Reuters) - The deadly eruption of a volcano in Japan over the weekend will not affect the restart of the Sendai nuclear reactor, which is in a separate volcanically active area, the country's top government spokesman said on Monday. Mount Ontake erupted on Saturday, with four confirmed dead and serious injuries to at least ...

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Hydroelectric

No Ordinary Fish Tale: Design-Build of a New Powerhouse for Lower Baker - HydroWorld

... Baker project to better manage flow releases for movement of migratory salmon. By Monty Nigus, Shane Richards, Brian Taylor and Thomas Haag Monty Nigus is project manager - hydroelectric services with Black & Veatch. Shane Richards is project manager with Puget Sound Energy. Brian Taylor is senior construction manager with PCL Construction Services. Thomas Haag is chief engineer - ...

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Coal

Taxes, fees: the worldwide battle between utilities and solar | Reuters

... value dwindle by an average 54 percent since 2007. A 60 percent drop in wholesale power prices in six years has forced Germany's utilities to book billions of euros in writedowns on their coal and gas plant portfolio. "The low power prices are leaving a trail of blood in our balance sheet," RWE Chief Financial Officer Bernhard Guenther said in May, reporting first-quarter operating ...

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Oil

UPDATE 3-Canada's Encana to buy Athlon Energy for $5.93 bln | Reuters

... 29 (Reuters) - Canada's largest natural gas producer Encana Corp said on Monday it has agreed to buy Athlon Energy for $5.93 billion in cash, as it accelerates its plan to focus on more lucrative oil and natural-gas liquids (NGLs). The deal, which gives Calgary-based Encana control of about 140,000 net acres in the oil-rich Permian Basin in Texas, adds another core region to the six shale ...

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Gas

Canada's Encana to buy Athlon Energy for $5.93 billion | Reuters

... TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's largest natural gas producer Encana Corp said on Monday it has agreed to buy Athlon Energy for $5.93 billion in cash, as it accelerates its plan to focus on more lucrative oil and natural-gas liquids (NGLs). The deal, which gives Calgary-based Encana control of about 140,000 net acres in the oil-rich Permian Basin in Texas, adds another core region to the six ...

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Wind

Offshore Winds Soon to Power Cape Cod: Part I | Stacy Clark

... (2014); U.S. Census Bureau Population Data (2011) So, with such an abundance of inexhaustible, clean power just waiting to be tapped, why has the U.S. delayed its development of offshore wind power? A Generation of Preparation In 2001, when I first read of Cape Wind's plans to harness the brisk winds of Nantucket Sound to supply 360 megawatts (MW) of electricity to Cape Cod residents, my ...

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Biofuels

COLUMN-Time for a good sweating in the oil market: Kemp | Reuters

... however, the underlying cause for falling oil demand has been the price surge between 2002 and 2011. It was rising oil prices which spurred lawmakers to enact new efficiency standards and biofuels mandates in the 2005 Energy Policy Act and the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act. It was rising prices which encouraged the replacement of oil-based products by cheaper gas. And it was ...

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Green Energy

Property Tycoon Revealing $20 Billion Solar-Led Portfolio - Businessweek

... The Hong Kong property tycoon who gathered almost $20 billion in Chinese solar manufacturing assets is expanding his reach in other green energy technologies and may seek Wall Street money to do it. Zheng Jianming, chairman and founder of Asia Pacific Resources Development Investment Ltd., is considering a public listing for the holding company he created to manage what may be the biggest ...

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Renewable Energy

New York To Spend $23 Million for Solar Panels on 24 Schools

... Standing outside John F. Kennedy High School in the Bronx, one of the first schools to rely on solar energy to power its classrooms, de Blasio told reporters that the shift to renewable energy isn’t only a way to support new technology and save money, but a "moral imperative" as well. "It’s the right thing to do for our children and grandchildren," de Blasio said, noting ...

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Alternative Energy

Lazard Releases New Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis | AltEnergyMag Press Release

... without subsidies. The study also highlights the ongoing need for diverse power generation technologies, especially in regions with limited renewables resources. "The economics of alternative energy have changed dramatically in the last decade," said George Bilicic, Vice Chairman and Global Head of Lazard's Power, Energy & Infrastructure Group. "Utilities still require conventional technologies ...

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Carbon Credits

Why Carbon Taxes Should Exist in Every Country - The Experts - WSJ

... MARK THURBER: If I could pass one energy policy, what would it be?A carbon tax, which charges energy producers or users for each ton of greenhouse gas they emit, is a very efficient way for governments to get serious about climate-change mitigation. It creates a predictable operating environment for energy producing and consuming businesses and allows them to find the most cost-effective ways ...

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