Wednesday, August 30, 2006

NETL Carbon Sequestration Newsletter August 2006

Link Here


DOE Press Release, “Secretary Bodman Visits Alberta, Canada.”

DOE Fossil Energy Techline, “FutureGen
Alliance Announces Final Candidate Host

The Seattle Times, “Supreme Court To Rule on Regulating Carbon Dioxide,” and Energy and Environment Daily
BP Press Release, “BP and GE to Develop Hydrogen
Power Plants and Technologies.”

Defra Press Release, “Landmark Carbon Capture and
Storage Workshop in Beijing: July 4-5 2006.”

Energy and Environment Daily, “ ‘Hockey Stick’ Analysis
Still Ruffling Feathers in Congress.”

The Washington Post, “Pollution in Overdrive, New Report
Cites US Motorists For Production of Greenhouse

Greenwire, “G8 Gives Nod to Post-Kyoto Talks, Voluntary

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Latest Issue of Nature

"Nature" magazine has several excellent articles on carbon sequestration in their August 10 issue. Highly recommended.

Unfortunately not much of it is accessible through the Net, but check out Link here

Monday, August 14, 2006

New Method of Ocean-Floor Sequestration

There have been several articles lately about a proposal to bury CO2 under sediment "caps" in the ocean. Link here.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Treehugger Ranks Carbon Sequestration Techniques

It's wonderful to see someone else covering this.

Treehugger Link

Personally I'm going back into Treehugger archives to see what else they've posted. The only beef I have is their use of the term "planetary engineering" and talking about the Giant-Sulfur-Cloud-In-The-Sky projects. Same thing with "Giant Mirrors" and other similar schemes. I think it's wrong to link Iron Fertilization and Geological Injection in the same category.

Why? Because Iron Fertilization and Geological CO2 injection are permanently removing the root cause of the warming from the environment. These sequestration techniques are therefore "persistent" and preventative. Energy conservation and renewable energy are even better yet, because they don't produce CO2 to begin with.

But the giant mirror/sulfur thing last only for a year or two and then has to be done all over again. It's a very poor form of life support for the planet. Better to focus on actual cures.

In any case...the Treehugger article is great.