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Carbon Polluters Fund XPrize to Repurpose Their Emissions
A $20 million Carbon XPrize funded by big fossil fuel producers and users sets a 4-1/2 year challenge to turn carbon dioxide into value-added products. Could there be more value in reducing emissions at the source?
The Real Price of Oil
You have to account not just for inflation but for what economists call “oil intensity”
Hourly Model of Air Pollution Can Reduce Health Costs
Superfast simulation would allow regions to trade higher electricity costs for reduced healthcare costs
Renewables to Overtake King Coal Under Obama Carbon Regs
Finalized EPA rules announced by President Obama would reduce carbon emissions by shutting down coal-fired power plants, shifting U.S. energy mix by 2030
Diesel-Powered Fuel Cell Produces Clean Electricity
Can diesel fuel be made green
Graphene Coating Could Save Millions in Power Plant Energy Costs
Hydrophobic graphene coating improves the rate of condensation heat transfer by a factor of four
Porous Crystal Supersuckers Capture Carbon
Porous crystals could scrub industrials fumes, clean the air in submarines, space station
Electric Field Would Improve Flow in Keystone Pipeline
Electric fields could help save energy, improve oil flow in pipelines
Lasers Could Boost Engine Efficiency by 27%
Lasers make everything better, especially cars
It’s Too Soon to Judge Shale Gas
Its effect on energy economics is huge, but will it last?
Flywheels Get Their Spin Back With Beacon Power's Rebound
Grid stabilization energizes flywheel pioneer Beacon Power and a host of new competitors
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.