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Billion Dollar Venture Aims to Find, Fund Promising Technologies to Create Zero Emissions

Billion Dollar Venture Aims to Find, Fund Promising Technologies to Create Zero Emissions

Breakthrough Energy Ventures revealed that it has raised more than $1 billion to fight climate change and to address emissions from electricity, transportation, agriculture, manufacturing and buildings. It’s a 20-year fund the will take the long view and that has a lofty goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by a half-gigaton a year.

What Can Environmental Leaders Expect Out of the Incoming EPA?

What Can Environmental Leaders Expect Out of the Incoming EPA?

America’s major corporations may not have as many new regs to follow during the Trump years. But they will probably remain duty-bound to conform to the ones that have been on the books, given that those will be a lot harder to toss out.

What Renewable Energy Has A Lot of Potential? Hydropower

What Renewable Energy Has A Lot of Potential? Hydropower

Advocates for hydro power point to US Department of Energy report that says the energy form could grow by 50,000 megawatts by 2050. That, in turn, would cut greenhouse gas emissions by 5.6 billion metric tons and save $209 billion in avoided damages from heat-trapping emissions.

Nuclear Energy Gets a Second Wind in Illinois

Nuclear Energy Gets a Second Wind in Illinois

Nuclear Energy got a second wind in Illinois, the state legislature there passed a law that permits two of its existing nuclear plants to receive subsidies that will keep them alive. Exelon Corp., which has six nuclear plants in Illinois, will now keep open its Clinton and Quad Cities facilities that will save 4,200 jobs.

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Supercritical Coal Plants May Move to Front Burner During Trump’s Reign

The standard for which new coal plants could come into the market has been if they could capture and sequester the carbon dioxide output. But that threshold for new plants could change during Trump’s reign.

Africa Could Become Fertile Ground For New Energy Investment

Africa Could Become Fertile Ground For New Energy Investment

Africa wants to become fertile ground for new energy investment — investments that would help electrify parts of the continent and make it ripe for news businesses and new jobs.

Can Nuclear Fusion Get A Gust Of Wind With Trump’s Supposed Support?

Can Nuclear Fusion Get A Gust Of Wind With Trump’s Supposed Support?

If there is an ideal energy form, it is nuclear fusion. But the technology is one of those that is always within reach but still so far away. With that, though, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology says that it is advancing the ball, as is a group of nations hard at work trying to build the first fusion reactor before 2035.