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Electricity and Enzymes Turn Carbon Dioxide Into Alcohol Biofuel
Process inspired by the human liver could store solar power as alcohol
In 2040, Fossil Fuels Still Reign
IEA’s World Energy Outlook is grim, but not set in stone
Gaza Power Station Wrecked
The Gaza Strip's only power station could be down for a year
Satellites and Simulations Track Missing Methane
Methane-emission estimates are probably too low; the European Space Agency is spending €45 million to fix that
Nearly Half of U.S. Power Plants Don’t Reuse Water
Can old coal retire fast enough as drought worsens?
Carbon Capture Success in Alabama, $1 Billion Pledge in Illinois
Southern Company demos carbon capture equipment while FutureGen project gets $1 billion from U.S. government
Top U.S. Companies, Following Government Lead, Are Pricing Carbon
The five biggest oil companies are assuming that carbon can be emitted only at a price
Natural Gas Sets Off a Distributed-Energy Boom
Fuel cells, engines, and hybrids of both get popular as gas prices fall
Global Energy Report Tracks Path From Doom to Slightly Less Doom
Worldwide mix of fossil fuels hasn't budged in 25 years, will only drop slightly in next 20.
Counting the Sins of China's Synthetic Gas
The environmental footprint of synthetic gas production makes fracking look green
Inside the World’s Largest Carbon-Capture Test Facility
Norwegian site lets companies qualify their carbon-cleaning tech for commercial use
GE to Muscle into Fuel Cells with Hybrid System
GE Research looks to capitalize on shift to natural gas with a combination fuel cell and engine for distributed power
How Much Recoverable Oil Do We Have?
Long-term economic prosperity and the fate of the planet are at stake
Detecting and Correcting Methane Leakage: Is a Technical Fix Ahead?
This may be a case where there actually is a silver bullet
How Big a Problem is Methane Leakage from Natural Gas Fracking?
Leaks from fracking sites could slow down development, but might not stop the natural gas juggernaut
How Significant Is Methane Leakage?
If leakage is severe, the supposed climate benefits of switching to natural gas could be nil
Collision Between Water and Energy Is Underway, and Worsening
Union of Concerned Scientists says the problem is here now, so solutions must come quickly
Can Wastewater Injection from Fracking Cause Earthquakes?
A scientific study suggests so, which is bound to complicate regulation
Coal is Dead, Gas is King: Politicians Talk Fossil Fuels at ARPA-E Summit
A few Senators and one very prominent mayor weighed in on what feels like background noise to renewable energy innovators
Quicker Coal Power
Greater agility in output may keep Old King Coal in place in a nonnuclear Germany