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Tomorrow I will be at Applied Materials meeting with employees to provide a brief overview of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and an approach to generating carbon-free, economically competitive power from Laser Inertial Fusion Energy (LIFE). Founded in 1952 by Ernest O. Lawrence and Edward Teller, LawrenceLivermore National Laboratory is a national security R&Dorganization and one [...]
Wesleyan University, in conjunction with the Price Carbon Campaign, an umbrellaorganization of climate-policy advocates, is convening a fall conference that will address new approaches to carbon pricing. WesleyanUniversity’s College of the Environment was established in 2009 to helpstudents become better stewards of the Earth. The Carbon PricingConference begins Friday, November 19, 2010 and runs through [...]
Carbon Credit Capital released an executive report about the prospective businessopportunities that U.S. companies have in the carbon market. Thereport, “Carbon Offsets: U.S. Business Opportunities Executive Report”,provides U.S. companies that are large emitters of greenhouse gases,with a concrete plan to develop a low cost strategy to mitigate theirfuture greenhouse gas liability. As the global carbon [...]
With last week’s withdrawal of the climate bill, many punditshave opined that now is the time to push “pause” on the climate changemovement’s efforts to curb carbon emissions – fearing the midtermelections and industry’s failure to unite behind the bill. But I thinkit’s a time to rethink the existing regulation and opportunities forpromoting a clean [...]
People are quick to point out that solarpanels have a carbon footprint that enthusiasts often forget. Eventhough this is true, a solar panel’s carbon footprint is at least 20times smaller than that of coal. Based on the most cited study, conducted by Danish utility Vattenfall in 1999, solar photovoltaics produce 50 grams of carbon dioxide [...]
Can the US afford to spend billions of dollars to invest in thisrisky business of carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects? So far, the US Department of Energy’s CCS investment is moving alongas 3 companies — Air Products & Chemicals, Archer Daniels Midland(ADM) and Leucadia Energy — are now on their phase II activities. DOE [...]
Bekaert Specialty Films today announced its flagship Solar Gard andelite Panorama architectural solar control window films produce a netreduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. They are the firstbuilding improvement products made in the US to measure and report their carbon footprint.1 By reducing the amount of energy used to coolcommercial buildings and homes, Solar Gard [...]
A carbon tax may soon be coming to China. China’s Energy Research Institute (ERI) and the Ministry of Finance(MOF) have concluded their report on the feasibility and necessity ofimplementing a carbon tax. Their findings state that China shouldestablish a carbon tax as soon as 2012. This report is quite significant because of the ERI and [...]
In 2009, energy-related carbon dioxide emissions in the UnitedStates saw their largest absolute and percentage decline (405 millionmetric tons or 7.0 percent) since 1949, when records began to becollected annually. While emissions have declined in three out of thelast four years, 2009 was exceptional. Emissions developments in 2009reflect a combination of factors, including the economic downturn.
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