US Energy 2050: 100% Carbon Free, 100% Electric, Up Our Game 6× (Part 1)

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The energy system by 2050 can be completely transformed from where it is today, but we will need to really pick up the pace. We need to go from adding 20 or so gigawatts (GW) of wind and solar a year to around 130 GW a year for the next 30 years. This article goes through the numbers. .

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Carbon Pricing & The Energy Transition

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Carbon Pricing Clean Power Fossil Fuels Grid Investment Market Research Policy & Politics Research Solar Energy Wind Energy carbon fee carbon fee and dividend Lazard LCOE lcoe renewable energy LCOE solar lcoe US carbon pricing wind lcoeWe are making great progress, with costs of solar, wind, and batteries continuing their decline. But we are not moving fast enough to turn the tide on human-caused climate change.

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Argonne National Lab Breakthrough Turns Carbon Dioxide Into Ethanol

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Argonne National Lab says it has created a new eletrochemical process that can convert carbon dioxide and water into ethanol efficiently and at low cost. Clean Power Science Argonne National Lab carbon capture circular economy converting carbon dioxide into fuel Ethanol

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New Process Turns Plastic Waste Into Hydrogen And Carbon Nanotubes

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Researchers say they have found a way to convert most plastic waste into hydrogen and carbon nanotubes using microwaves. Science microplastics microwaves plastic conversion process

Electric Car Record To Be Attempted By Zero Carbon World

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IMF Advocates For Carbon Assessments

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The IMF says a price on carbon is far more effective than government rules and regulations. It recommends a minimum cost of $75 per ton of carbon dioxide. Carbon Pricing Climate Change carbon fee carbon tax economics GOVERNMENT REGULATION International Monetary Fund

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Vulcan Is A Step Closer To Net-Zero-Carbon Lithium Production

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Vulcan’s world-first first Zero Carbon Lithium™ process extracts battery-grade lithium from geothermal brines, a process which also provides a renewable energy source to power the extraction process.

Does Carbon Offsetting Really Work?

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The practice of offsetting carbon emissions has been long utilized by large corporations, businesses, and individuals alike. From purchasing carbon credits to making personalized payments to climate change projects in developing countries, carbon offsetting has been viewed as a viable option by many in the battle against global warming. . Carbon Pricing Policy & Politics carbon offsets

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It’s The Economics, Stupid! The Case For Carbon Fees

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New research claims adding a fee on carbon emissions would spur innovation and drive greater efficiency in the energy and transportation sectors. Carbon Pricing Climate Change carbon fee carbon tax Elon Musk fossil fuels untaxed externality

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Greening The Grid: Resource Adequacy, Intermittency, & Carbon Pricing

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To green the grid, we must adopt a strategy of meeting our energy needs with low-cost renewable wind and solar resources. The obvious question is how to resolve the intermittency issue (what happens when the wind doesn’t blow or the sun doesn’t shine).

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Superstrata’s Made To Measure 3D-Printed Carbon Fiber Bikes Redefine Custom

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Carbon fiber bikes are nothing new, but when the tech gets together with 3D printing, things get crazy. Bicycles Clean Transport Electric Bikes Electric Vehicles 3d printing Bill Stephens carbon fiber Carbon Fiber Thermoplastic Composite indiegogo Sky Christopherson Superstrata

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Global Carbon Emissions By Country: Monthly Update

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This is the start of a monthly series on global carbon emissions and a review of the countries with the biggest emissions and whether they are delivering on their promises of the Paris Agreement. . Climate Change Carbon Emissions

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Global Carbon Taxes: Are We Paying Enough?

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Carbon Pricing Carbon Tax Policy & Politics carbon tax IMFLast month, the IMF released its Fiscal Monitor, a biannual report on how to mitigate climate change. The report argued that it is possible to switch from a reliance on fossil fuels to cleaner energy and still sustain vigorous economic growth and generate employment. However, for this to take place, countries needed to distribute the costs and benefits in a manner that supported those that really needed it. .

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Behold The Lithium Carbon Dioxide Battery!

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Researchers at the University of Illinois- Chicago say they have developed a lithium carbon dioxide battery that has seven times the specific energy density of a traditional Li - ion battery and lasts for 500 charge/discharge cycles. Batteries Energy Storage Argonne National Laboratory Energy density lithium carbon dioxide battery University of Illinois at Chicago

Carbon Pricing and Lighting, EVs, Heat Pumps, & Electric Everything

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What does the US need to do to help the world prevent the worst of climate change? End the use of fossil fuels fast. Many are stepping up to the challenge with aggressive goals. The EU wants to be fossil free by 2050. Joe Biden’s campaign wants the US to be fossil free by 2050 as well, based on his stated climate policy.

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Trend: Carbon markets get real on removal

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Carbon Capture Carbon Removal Carbon Removal offsets State of Green Business 2020Planting and protecting forests in remote areas of the world may be challenging. But another trend may help matters.

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Can A Carbon Fee Save The World’s Oceans? Senator Whitehouse Says ‘Yes”

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Is a carbon fee on polluters the way to save our marine environments. Carbon Pricing Fossil Fuels Policy & Politics American Opportunity Carbon Fee Act carbon fee and dividend carbon fees Citizens Climate Lobby IPCC Report Senator WhitehouseOur oceans are in real trouble.

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Exploring the business case for carbon removal

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Carbon Capture Carbon Removal decarbonization Food & Agriculture Regenerative Agriculture VERGE 19New approaches, from CO2-sucking materials to regenerative agriculture, were in the spotlight at VERGE 19.

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What Is The Best Approach To Putting A Price On Carbon Emissions In The US?

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Carbon Pricing Climate Change Policy & Politics ACD Americans for Carbon Dividends Bill Hurley carbon tax Citizens Climate Lobby Citizens' Climate Lobby of San Antonio EICDA Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change san antonio Texas Washington StateForward by Kurt Lowder My friend and mentor, Bill Hurly, now retired, has found a fulfilling mission in fighting for climate change.

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Carbon Capture: Bright Promise Or Senseless Boondoggle?

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Carbon capture has a powerful allure. The Earth is overheating because there is too much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Clean Power Fossil Fuels Science carbon capture Carbon Emissions Mark Z. So why not suck out the excess, then store it in holes deep underground -- there are thousands upon thousands of old oil and gas wells just waiting for some useful purpose to come along -- or use it to make biofuel, fertilizer, medicine, and biodegradable plastics?

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Inside the new carbon economy

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We need to remove carbon from the air to avert disastrous impacts of climate change — good thing there's money to be made from carbon removal. Carbon Policy Carbon Removal VERGE 19

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Remember Carbon Nanotubes? They’re Back, & They’re Sucking Moisture

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The energy-water nexus could take an interesting turn if a new hydrogel doped with carbon nanotubes jumpstarts a solar cell efficiency revolution. Clean Power Research Solar Energy access to water carbon nanotubes Electricity Energy KAUST Solar Cell Efficiency

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Shell Hopes To Be Net-Zero Carbon By 2050

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Royal Dutch Shell, affectionately known as Shell, wants to go net-zero carbon by 2050. The idea of an oil company going "carbon neutral" seems incredibly laughable, since they produce the stuff that produces carbon, but at the same time, if they succeed, that means a lot. Fossil Fuels Natural Gas Oil carbon neutral net zero shell

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Next-Gen Energy Efficiency Tech Kills Carbon Capture Dream

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These slim little slides infused with perovskite solar tech could be the key cards that open the doors to an energy efficiency revolution.

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New Study Suggests That The EU Carbon Market Won’t Cut Pollution — Including Road Transport

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Empire State Building Slashes Carbon Emissions By 40% With Energy Saving Upgrades

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Today, it is once again sending a message of hope that lowering carbon emissions from the built environment is not only possible, it is the fiscally responsible thing to do. Buildings Energy Efficiency LED Lighting Anthony Malkin Carbon Emissions empire state building energy reduction plan NRDCIn 1931, the Empire State Building was a beacon of hope to a world devastated by economic collapse.

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Is carbon sequestration on farms actually working to fight climate change?

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There's an emerging market to pay farmers to store more carbon in the soil by using improved agricultural practices. Agriculture Carbon Capture Carbon Removal Carbon Removal Natural Climate Solutions Regenerative AgricultureBut some scientists are questioning whether these efforts will actually help slow global warming.

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Unlocking a Circular Carbon Economy

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Unlocking a Circular Carbon Economy. . Marcius Extavour, the Executive Director of Prize Operations in Energy & Resources with Carbon XPRIZE, discusses how to create a circular economy that will also tackle climate change.

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Volvo Moves To Rail Transport To Slash Carbon Emissions

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Air Quality Clean Transport Climate Change Shipping Trains / Rail 2015 Paris Climate Agreement air pollution Carbon Emissions clean air Emissions Europe Paris climate agreement rail rail transport volvoVolvo is switching from over-the-road trucks to rail transport to move cars between its factories and storage depots across Europe, China, and the United States, and the results are more impressive than you might think!

Covid-19 May Speed Up Low-Carbon Shift, Google Says

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In a Q& A with BloombergNEF, Google's Jeff Hamel, Director of Industry Partnerships at Google, shared his thoughts on how the coronavirus may speed up the low-carbon shift.

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Virginia Legislature Passes Sweeping Carbon Reduction & Renewable Energy Plan

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Virginia this week passed a sweeping Clean Economy Act designed to reduce in-state carbon emissions to zero by 2050 and close most coal-powered generating stations by 2024. Clean Power Consumer Technology Advanced Energy Economy carbon reduction plan Dominion Energy Renewable Energy Virginia Clean Economy Act

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The Development of Global Carbon Taxes: Monthly Update

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According to a yearly in-depth report from the World Bank in June 2019, 57 countries have committed to implementing or scheduling carbon pricing initiatives, including a carbon tax. So far, 46 national and 28 subnational jurisdictions have adopted carbon pricing to help reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and keep in line with their 2030 objectives and the Paris Agreement. Carbon Pricing Carbon Tax Policy & Politics World Bank

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EU Parliament Steps It Up: 60% Carbon Emissions Cut By 2030 Proposed

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The proposal that was voted through was to cut carbon emissions by 60% by 2030 rather than 40% by. The EU Parliament voted this week, on October 6, to strongly improve its 2030 climate target.

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Denmark To Address Carbon Emissions With New Universal Fees — Final Negotiations This Fall Could Be Historic

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Carbon Pricing Carbon Tax Climate Change Policy & Politics climate action climate law climate legislation Danish climate council Danish climate law Danish climate legislation Denmark GHG targetFinally something is getting real in the big plan of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Denmark by 70% by 2030.

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Google becomes retroactively carbon-neutral

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Google announced that it has now invested in enough high-quality carbon offsets to erase its carbon footprint