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  • Published: Dec 28th, 2010
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DOE report: U.S. will remain coal-dependent in 2035, carbon emissions rise

The United States Energy Information Agency has released its preliminary forecast

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Press Release: Air Liquide to Participate in Major U.S. Carbon Capture & Storage Project

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HOUSTON, Oct 07, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Air Liquide Process & Construction, Inc. (Air Liquide), part of the Air Liquide Engineering & Construction organization, has been named by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to participate in the development of FutureGen 2.0 — the world’s first full scale oxy-combustion power plant incorporating permanent CO2 capture and storage (CCS).

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  • Published: Oct 11th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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US DoE spending $1bn monthly on carbon reduction stimulus package

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) chief of economic stimulus spending has revealed that the agency is spending about $1bn per month under the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, a pace that will largely continue until the funds are exhausted.

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  • Published: Oct 10th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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On the GreenBeat: Carbon startup C3 looks to raise $50 million, White House goes solar

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Energy and carbon management startup C3 is looking to raise almost $50 million in funding. The company was founded by Thomas Siebel, who sold Siebel Systems to Oracle for $5.9 billion in 2005, and counts Condeleeza Rice among its directors. Its still in stealth mode, so details on the company and its products are scarce. Earth2tech notes it is entering crowded space there are already 20 companies, including Hara, in the energy and carbon management space.

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  • Published: Oct 10th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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DOE report profiles carbon storage sites

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A study of 11 geologic formations suitable for permanent underground carbon dioxide (CO2) storage is contained in a new manual published by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). (The file is 21 MB.)

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  • Published: Sep 7th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Polis touts â

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BOULDER U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Boulder, and local renewable energy leaders gathered on the rooftop patio of a

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Press Release: Energetics Develops Manufacturing Energy and Carbon Footprints

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NewswireToday – /newswire/ – Columbia, MD, United States, 08/30/2010 – Energetics Incorporated has updated and expanded its groundbreaking series of energy footprints, which map energy use and losses in key manufacturing sectors.

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  • Published: Aug 12th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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US Carbon Emissions Show Record Decline

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US carbon emissions in 2009 dropped by about seven percent compared to the previous year, according to The Department of Energy. It is the largest decline the federal agency has ever seen, and it is not all contributable to the slowdown in the economy, according to the agency.

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  • Published: Jul 2nd, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Updated: Will the Carbon Trust get the chop?

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The Carbon Trust looks set to be scrapped as the government seeks to identify

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Press Release: Air Products Selected for $253 Million in DOE Funding for Carbon Capture and Sequestration Project i

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Air Products announced today it has been selected to receive $253 million in Phase 2 funding from the United States Department of Energy (DOE) under the Industrial Carbon Capture and Sequestration (ICCS) Program for its ICCS project in Port Arthur, Texas. The funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-funded ICCS Program will be used for final engineering, design, construction and operation of the project through September 2015.

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  • Published: May 11th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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US carbon emissions plungenot just because of lousy economy

The Department of Energy has run the numbers on US carbon emissions in 2009, and found they dropped by about seven percent compared to the previous year, the largest decline the agency has ever seen. Although the economic downturn had been expected to lower emissions, the slowdown in GDP only accounted for about a third of the change. Greater efficiencies, less-energy-intensive activities, and a shift away from coal use accounted for the rest. The numbers haven’t been this low since the mid-1990s and, even adjusting for the economy, take us a substantial distance towards President Obama’s goal of cutting emissions to 17 percent below 2005 levels by the end of the decade.

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  • Published: May 5th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Opinion: DOE to fund 37 battery, biofuel and carbon removal projects

The US Energy Department has awarded $106m in funding for 37 research projects it says could fundamentally change the way the country uses and produces energy.

The money will support projects that could produce advanced biofuels more efficiently from renewable electricity instead of sunlight, design new battery types to make electric vehicles more affordable and remove carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants in a more cost-effective way.

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  • Published: May 2nd, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Masdar signs MoU with US Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s multifaceted renewable energy initiative, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote collaboration on clean and sustainable energy technologies.

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GLOBAL CLIMATE STRATEGIES BECOMES FIRST IN THE WORLD TO BE VALIDATED USING NEW UNFCCC ENERGY EFFICIENT LIGHTING PROTOCOL

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Austin Texas, USA: 4 November 2009 – Global Climate Strategies, a Texas based carbon developer; is pleased to announce that it has achieved validation from a UNFCCC (United Nations Foundation Convention on Climate Change approved Designated Operational Entity (DOE) using UNFCCC’s new AMS II.J. methodology “Demand-side activities for efficient lighting technologies”. With this accreditation, Global Climate Strategies is the first entity in the entire global community to receive such validation.

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  • Published: Sep 4th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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UPDATE: NRG seeks DOE funds for Texas carbon capture plant

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UPDATE: NRG would like U.S. taxpayers to pick up half of the cost of the new equipment, but the company won’t say how much the equipment costs.

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  • Published: Sep 4th, 2009
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US Department of Energy announces nearly $30 million for CO2 storage projects

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  • Published: May 31st, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Carbon capture funding up, while hydrogen funding decreases

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A couple of weeks ago Chu announced that $2.4 billion from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will be used to expand and accelerate the commercial deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology. Of that, $800 million will be used to expand DOE’s Clean Coal Power Initiative, which provides government co-financing for new coal technologies that can help utilities cut sulfur, nitrogen, and mercury pollutants from power plants.

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Arch Coal Joins National Carbon Capture Center

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ST. LOUIS, May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:

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Peabody Energy Becomes Founding Member of U.S. Department of Energy’s National Carbon Capture Center

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ST. LOUIS, May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) today became a founding member of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Carbon Capture Center. The center is a public-private partnership to advance the next generation of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies. The effort will be based at the Power Systems Development Facility (PSDF) south of Birmingham, Ala., the nation’s premier carbon research and development laboratory. Peabody has been a funding partner of the PSDF since 1997.

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  • Published: May 3rd, 2009
  • Category: USA
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DOE funds research center to understand carbon storage underground

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The U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will be home to one of 46 new multi-million-dollar Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) announced Monday, April 27, by the White House in conjunction with a speech delivered by President Barack Obama at the annual meeting of the National Academy of Sciences outlining his plans for reinvigorating the country’s scientific research and education.

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US DOE Team to Monitor Carbon Sequestration Project Using Underground Apparatus

While Canadians debate carbon tax and Aussies fight over the emissions scheme, the US Dept of Energy is taking a shot at the controversial carbon sequestration plan. The Southeast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (SECARB), which is a part of the DOE, has set up sophisticated underground apparatus to monitor CO2 injected for an oil recovery program.

DOE to Monitor Carbon Sequestration Project

Apart from being a step towards large-scale sequestration projects, the current study will also assist in evaluating the type of apparatus required to ensure secure storage of carbon dioxide. Approximately 250K-500K metric tons of carbon dioxide will be pumped around 10,000 feet into the ground every year for this sequestration research.

Although CO2 injection isnt that new an approach for Enhanced Oil Recovery, what needs to be tested largely is the safety of the whole process, especially the safety of underground water resources from being contaminated by the injected gases.

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DOE to Distribute $430M for Clean Coal Power Initiative

The US DOE today released the last Funding Opportunity Announcement for Round Three of a major carbon capture and sequestration project. The Clean Coal Power Initiative (CCPI) is an effort to promote commercialization of technologies, which will enable clean acquisition of coal-fired energy. The DOE may disburse as much as $430 million to selected participants, where the recipients will have to provide at least 50% of the amount themselves. The objective of the project is to demonstrate commercial viability of sequestering or beneficially utilizing CO2 emissions generated by cola-fired plants.

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