Carbon Capture Act Has Broad, Bipartisan Congressional Support

March 29, 2016 in Carbon Management Author: Brad Crabtree

Recently, top coal, electric power, oil, ethanol, and other companies, key industrial labor unions and prominent national environmental and climate organizations joined forces for the first time in calling on Congress to support a federal incentive for carbon capture and storage (CCS) that would simultaneously increase domestic oil production and reduce carbon emissions. Continue reading »

Unique Coalition Backs Legislation to Advance CCUS

February 22, 2016 in Carbon Management Author: Brad Crabtree

Capitol GraphicAmidst the deeply polarized presidential race and congressional politics, something remarkable happened this month – an unprecedented coalition of key industry, labor, and environmental interests came together to urge Congressional action in support of an essential energy production and carbon reduction strategy – carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS).    Continue reading »

China’s Xinjiang Province Holds Major Potential for Carbon Capture and Storage

November 24, 2015 in Carbon Management Author: Brad Crabtree

Located in westernmost China and home to the historic Silk Road that made this region a crossroads of Central Asia, the province of Xinjiang today plays the role of major energy producer, supplying China’s 1.35 billion people and burgeoning economy with fuels, chemicals, fertilizer and other products derived from the province’s abundant coal and oil reserves.  If government and industry leaders in Xinjiang and Beijing play their cards right, this region of China can also become a world-class hub for carbon capture and storage, helping China to satisfy its urgent need to expand domestic energy production and to meet it national commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
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Unexpected Agreement Reached on Power Plant Regulation

January 16, 2014 in Electricity Authors: Brad Crabtree, Franz Litz

Acting on a directive from the President, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is currently developing draft federal regulations to guide states in reducing carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants under the Clean Air Act.  States will use the federal guidelines to devise plans that take into consideration state-specific and regional concerns.  Continue reading »

North Dakota Oil Boom: Key Challenges Facing the State

November 16, 2013 in Carbon Management Author: Brad Crabtree
This week I traveled to Houston Texas to take part in the 2012 Transatlantic Science Week – Energy Technology Workshop. I gave a presentation titled – Technical and Social Challenges when North Dakota becomes the second largest oil producing state in the USA. The Great Plains Institute is working to help build continued collaboration between the energy-rich Norway and North Dakota.

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North Dakota Oil Boom: Key Challenges Facing the State

November 16, 2012 in Carbon Management Author: Brad Crabtree
This week I traveled to Houston Texas to take part in the 2012 Transatlantic Science Week – Energy Technology Workshop. I gave a presentation titled – Technical and Social Challenges when North Dakota becomes the second largest oil producing state in the USA. The Great Plains Institute is working to help build continued collaboration between the energy-rich Norway and North Dakota.

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Senators come together to achieve a win for energy security, the environment, and the economy

October 10, 2012 in Carbon Management Author: Brad Crabtree
Capitol GraphicIn the midst of the election season, with partisan politics in full force, a group of Senators came together to introduce legislation that aims to achieve a win for energy security, the environment and the economy in the U.S. In September, Senators Kent Conrad (D-ND), Mike Enzi (R-WY), and Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) introduced bi-partisan legislation that supports expansion of carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery (CO2-EOR).

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