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Waxman-Markey climate bill a wish list for Duke Energy?

While it's a sad fact that corporate and industry interests regularly write the basis for much of our Federal legislation, there has been some impressive political maneuvering from the coal and utility industry around the Waxman-Markey American Clean Energy and Security (ACES) Act. In many ways, the ACES bill reads like a wish list for the coal

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Duke CEO does doublespeak on CCS

Recently 60 Minutes interview with Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers reveals conflicting message on companies commitment to CCS
60 minutes recently ran an interview with Duke Energy CEO, Jim Rogers talking about the future of our climate and coal's role in that debate. Jim Rogers has been one of the key spokespeople for the future of coal - but has also been noted for sending conflicting messages.

While the coal industry clings to the hope of carbon capture and storage, CCS, as a lifeline to continue the construction of new coal plants, it turns out they have made very little investment in it to date.
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No New Coal or Nuclear Plants necessary

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman says renewables like wind and solar will be enough
At the US Energy Association forum, Jon Wellinghoff, chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, announced that no new nuclear or coal plants may be needed in the United States. The Chairman's views go beyond those of other Obama administration officials, who have strongly endorsed greater efficiency and renewables deployment but feel nuclear and fossil energies will continue playing a major role.

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No New Coal or Nuclear Plants necessary

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman says renewables like wind and solar will be enough
At the US Energy Association forum, Jon Wellinghoff, chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, announced that no new nuclear or coal plants may be needed in the United States. The Chairman's views go beyond those of other Obama administration officials, who have strongly endorsed greater efficiency and renewables deployment but feel nuclear and fossil energies will continue playing a major role.

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Carbon Capture and Storage Plans a Pipe Dream?

Energy bosses at this week's World Petroleum Congress (WPC) are keen to promote carbon capture and storage (CCS) as the solution to global warming and greenhouse gas emissions.

But experts are warning not to run to the bank just yet as a dicovery Channel news article asks: Is Carbon Capture a Pipe Dream?

 

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Arkansas Clean Coal Plant a Joke With a Nasty Punchline

A new coal plant in eastern Arkansas is expected to come on line in 2010. The joke is that the supporters of the $1.3 billion coal-fired power plant are pointing to "emerging technology that could capture and store carbon..." (my emphasis)

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Special Report: The Future of Energy

This weeks issue of the Economist tackles the enormous topic of “The future of energy”.

The article adresses solar, geothermal, biofuels, electric cars, nuclear power, and our favorite pipedream technology- carbon storage.

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Clean Coal Facts and Fiction on CNBC

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