Wed, Dec 2, 2020

The dangerous delusion of ‘leave it in the ground’ proponents

Fossil resources remain essential to human existence

CLIMATE ADVOCATES WHO agitate for a future without fossil resources fail to appreciate — or choose to ignore — the essential, life-sustaining and life-enhancing value of the fossil-based natural resources humanity has relied upon for well over a century.

Opinion: It's time to fast-track carbon capture projects in Canada

The U.S. presidential election is all over save for the shouting. The election offered Americans stark differences between two visions for their country. One of the starkest was in climate and energy policy.

President-elect Joe Biden wants to spend $2 trillion to decarbonize the U.S. economy. Part of that massive investment will be used to accelerate the development and deployment of carbon capture and negative-emissions technologies.

AFL-CIO and EFI Release a Clean-Energy Policy Plan for an Economic Recovery

“Energy Transitions: The Framework for Good Jobs in a Low-Carbon Future” provides a comprehensive overview of a suite of climate and labor policies, supported by the AFL-CIO and EFI, that will accelerate America’s transition to a low carbon economy while preserving and creating access to high quality jobs.

Solar Panels Are Starting to Die, Leaving Behind Toxic Trash

Solar panels are an increasingly important source of renewable power that will play an essential role in fighting climate change. They are also complex pieces of technology that become big, bulky sheets of electronic waste at the end of their lives—and right now, most of the world doesn’t have a plan for dealing with that.

But we’ll need to develop one soon, because the solar e-waste glut is coming.

Argonne National Lab Breakthrough Turns Carbon Dioxide Into Ethanol

According to a press release from ANL, researchers at the lab, working with partners at Northern Illinois University, have discovered a new electrocatalyst that converts carbon dioxide and water into ethanol with very high energy efficiency, high selectivity for the desired final product, and low cost. Ethanol is a particularly desirable commodity because it is an ingredient in nearly all US gasoline and is widely used as an intermediate product in the chemical, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics industries.