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Carbon Capture

Stephen Harper's climate-change comments only half the story, critics say - Politics - CBC News

... federal coal regulations apply to new plants built after 2015. Existing plants built in the last 50 years are grandfathered, meaning they would have up to 2030 to close or introduce carbon capture and storage technology to reduce emissions. Ontario's Environment Minister Glen Murray points out the province closed coal plants with no help from Ottawa. "if the federal government wants to ...

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Climate Change

eBay Splits From ALEC

... on Thursday that it will end its association with the American Legislative Exchange Council, a political group that other tech companies dropped earlier this year due to its views on climate change. "After our annual review of eBay Inc's memberships in trade associations and third party organizations we've decided not to renew our membership with American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)," ...

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Solar

NASA's Kepler Reborn, Makes First Exoplanet Find of New Mission | NASA

... is likely a rocky, watery or gaseous world. "The Kepler mission showed us that planets larger in size than Earth and smaller than Neptune are common in the galaxy, yet they are absent in our solar system," said Steve Howell, Kepler/K2 project scientist at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California. "K2 is uniquely positioned to dramatically refine our understanding of these ...

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Nuclear

Land, water rights needed for Nevada nuclear dump - Yahoo News

... Proponents of a national nuclear repository want the federal government to make good on its promise to accept and bury more than 77,000 tons of spent nuclear fuel piled up at nuclear reactors and research facilities around the country. Tom Kauffman, spokesman for the Nuclear Energy Institute, an industry lobbying group, said he saw the latest commission report as another positive ...

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Hydroelectric

Imran Khan pushes Pakistan to unlock hydropower potential | Reuters

... MATTA, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Standing on the balcony of his two-story riverside hotel, Bilal Mustafa enthuses about the inauguration of a micro-hydroelectric power station in his town in Pakistan's scenic Swat district. "The cheap electricity from the station will boost the hotel industry in the area and slash the cost of running hotels and motels," Mustafa predicted. "Escala ...

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Coal

Heart experts warn of air pollution dangers | Reuters

... matter includes coarse particles from road dust, construction work and industrial emissions and fine particles from traffic, power plants and industrial and residential burning of oil, coal or wood for heating. The bulk of particulate air pollution is made up of these fine particles, known as PM2.5, that are less than 2.5 micrometers - about one fifth the size of visible dust. ...

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Oil

FACT CHECK: Putin on the ruble collapse, Ukraine

... capital outflow and flagging investment, experts are predicting the Russian economy will plunge into recession next year. Despite Putin's repeated pledges to steer Russia's economy away from oil and gas, those two industries still account for more than half of government revenues. ___ ON OIL PRICES: PUTIN: "I don't know how long it will take for us to adapt to that, if the (oil) ...

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Gas

Sea boundary talks between U.S., Mexico, Cuba to take years: Mexico | Reuters

... have continental shelf in an area within the Gulf of Mexico where no boundaries are yet fixed. While the oil deposits Mexico is looking to exploit are far from Cuba, Alcocer said natural gas deposits closer to the island could be a central issue in talks. Alcocer said he thought it was unlikely the talks would conclude under Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, who is due to leave ...

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Wind

BRIEF-Voltalia announces start of operations at new wind power plant | Reuters

... n">Dec 18 (Reuters) - Voltalia SA : * Announces start of operations at its new 10 MW wind power plant in Molinons on Dec. 9, 2014 * There are five V100-type machines, with nominal output power of 2.0 MW each * Voltalia's production capacity in France now amounts to 68.4 MW Source text for Eikon: [ID:bit.ly/1wkemwz] Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom) ...

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Geothermal

Violent Volcanic Blasts Ripped Through Antarctic Ice Sheet Twice - Yahoo News

... active volcanoes. For instance, the coastal volcanoes Mount Berlin, Mount Takahe and Mount Siple have erupted some 20 times in the past 571,000 years, according to ash layers in ice cores. Geothermal heating has cooked the bottom of the ice sheet in the vicinity of some ice-covered volcanoes, according to recent studies. For instance, at the West Antarctic divide drilling site, researchers ...

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Biofuels

Britain targets financial fraud with anti-corruption police unit | Reuters

... say how this would happen in practice or how the responsibilities of the two bodies would be defined. Earlier this month the SFO secured the conviction of three men in a 23 million pound biofuel investment scam. The organisation is also investigating a number of high-profile cases, such as the manipulation of interbank interest rates and bribery allegations linked to aero-engine maker Rolls- ...

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Renewable Energy

Japan Toughens Rules for Renewable Energy Incentive Payments

... solar applications, so much so that utilities who are required to buy the power for their transmission grids say they are being overwhelmed. Plus, the supply is unstable. As many renewable energy projects haven’t started even years after winning approval, the new rules allow utilities to strip a renewable energy provider of grid access if they miss the start date. The same can happen ...

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