University of Southern Queensland: Harvesting renewable energy from CO2

By Joanna Sampson Researchers from the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) in Australia say they have found a cheaper and more efficient way of converting CO2 into chemicals and a usable fuel. In a breakthrough, recently published in Nature Communications, the University’s scientists said the process involves electrochemical conversion, pinpointing the new materials needed to 

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Rhode Island’s Carbon-Pricing Study Seeks Public Feedback

By Tim Faulkner Rhode Island’s carbon-pricing study is officially underway amid an uncertain future for local efforts to address the climate crisis. The concept of placing a fee on fossil fuels to pay for renewable-energy initiatives and/or encourage the transition to electricity-based transportation and heating has been advanced for three decades, with support from environmentalists 

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Battig: ‘Clean’ power plan just shifts pollution

May 13, 2020: Joining the clean electric car smoke-and-mirrors, emission-elsewhere scheme is the newly adopted Virginia Clean Economy Act, which Dominion Virginia Power now says would require importing energy from out-of-state, pollution-intensive sources. The price tag for this legislated decree — imposed via politically virtuous green posturing, environmental sloganeering, and pandering to climate activists — 

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U.S. Department of Energy Announces Nearly $15 Million for Carbon Dioxide Utilization Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy has announced up to $15 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development projects under the funding opportunity announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0002186, Novel Concepts for the Utilization of Carbon Dioxide from Utility and Industrial Sources. This FOA seeks applications that propose to develop and test 

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Pennsylvania Senators Unveil RGGI, Carbon Tax Legislation

Senators Joe Pittman (R-41), Gene Yaw (R-23) and David G. Argall (R-29) and other legislators today (November 19) unveiled and discussed bills that will be introduced in the Senate and House of Representatives addressing Governor Wolf’s proposal to have Pennsylvania enter into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). On October 3, Governor Wolf directed the Pennsylvania 

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