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The Latest: Retrofitting Montana power plant would be costly

Colstrip, coal-fired power plant

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on the cost of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from Montana’s Colstrip power plant. (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Federal officials say retrofitting Montana’s largest coal-fired power plant to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions would cost at least $1.2 billion. Representatives of the Department of Energy presented that finding to Gov. Steve Bullock on Wednesday ...

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Cooking oil, graphene among CO2 capture prize entry ideas

coal-fired power, carbon capture

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Cooking oil and graphene, a recently discovered substance stronger than steel, might seem to have little in common, but some theorize both could be made from carbon dioxide emitted by coal- and gas-fired power plants. Teams from Canada, China, Finland, India, Scotland, Switzerland and the U.S. have submitted 47 proposals for the first round of a ...

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Summit secures contracts for $2.5 billion plant

Summit secures contracts for $2.5 billion plant

Summit Power Group signed a contract tonight with Chinese and Canadian heavy industrial firms at an event in Beijing to build the Texas Clean Energy Project plant near Penwell, a development Summit described as a “major step toward financing and construction” of the more than $2.5 billion plant. The signing in Beijing was scheduled for 9 p.m. central time Monday, ...

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‘Clean coal’ technology fails to capture world’s attention

DEKALB, Miss. — The Kemper County power plant was supposed to be up and running by now, showing the world how to burn coal without spewing climate-warming carbon pollution into the air. Instead, the coal plant towering over pine trees and pastures in rural Mississippi is looking like another monument to the unfulfilled promise of carbon capture technology. Construction costs ...

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Canada’s Alberta pledges to do more to price carbon and reduce emissions

CALGARY – Canada’s oil-rich western Canadian province of Alberta said its recent decision to double its price on carbon emissions was only a first step in its efforts to tackle climate change, Premier Rachel Notley said on Thursday. Notley said her left-leaning New Democratic government, which ended 44 years of Conservative rule in a May election, would introduce details of ...

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Shell Canada carbon capture likely last to get Alberta subsidies

CALGARY, Alberta – Royal Dutch Shell’s launch on Friday of Canada’s first oil sands project to capture and bury carbon emissions – assisted by generous public subsidies – will likely be the last to get such funding, the Alberta government said this week. The left-leaning New Democratic government of the energy-rich Western Canadian province, home to the country’s controversial oil ...

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Power plants challenged by carbon capture and storage

The Obama administration’s push to cut greenhouse gas pollution from power plants by nearly a third over the next 15 years has the energy industry taking another look at carbon capture and storage techniques. Known as CCS, the process of taking carbon dioxide from plant emissions and injecting it underground has not been used on a large commercial scale in ...

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UND research center granted $2.5 million for carbon studies

The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) at University of North Dakota has received $2.5 million in federal funding for carbon management research, reports the Bismarck Tribune. The funding, provided by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), will permit the center to carry on with its research exploring carbon-enhanced oil recovery and carbon-capture technology. Associate Director for Research John Harju ...

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