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Report Alleges Utility Sector Knew About CO2 Risks in 1968. Times Have Changed

Report Alleges Utility Sector Knew About CO2 Risks in 1968. Times Have Changed

An environmental group is alleging that the utility sector knew in 1968 about climate risks. Today, though, much of the utility sector has evolved and is working toward embracing renewables, on site power and microgrids.

enhanced water recovery projects

$7M for Enhanced Water Recovery Projects

Five projects that aim to use salty water from carbon dioxide storage sites to produce fresh water have been selected by the Department of Energy to receive more than $7 million in funding. These projects will develop and validate strategies to manage pressure and the flow of CO2 in saline … Read more »

coal power plant

How to Cut Coal Power Plants’ Emissions, Costs

New technologies can reduce coal’s emissions and improve coal-fired power plants’ efficiency, according to a report by the Coal Utilization Research Council (CURC) and Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). The CURC-EPRI Advanced Coal Technology Roadmap focuses on the technologies needed to improve the environmental performance of coal use and provides … Read more »

Coke bottles

Coke Wins Water Prize Award

Coca-Cola, the San Diego Public Utilities Department and Electric Power Research Institute have won 2015 US Water Prize awards for their water management and conservation efforts. Coca-Cola received an award for replenished an amount of water equivalent to more than 70 percent of its total beverage volume in North America, … Read more »

$19.5M Carbon Capture Plant Begins Construction

$19.5M Carbon Capture Plant Begins Construction

A $19.5 million carbon capture pilot unit will soon be located at Kentucky Utilities Company’s E.W. Brown Generating Station, near Harrodsburg. The project, which will be Kentucky’s first megawatt-scale carbon capture pilot unit at an operating power plant, is a partnership between LG&E, KU Energy and the University of Kentucky … Read more »

First Agricultural GHG Offsets Issued

The first agricultural greenhouse gas emissions offsets have been issued to a Michigan farmer for voluntarily reducing nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions by curbing the amount of nitrogen-based fertilizer used to grow corn, according to the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). EPRI, in partnership with Michigan State University, developed the validation … Read more »

Environmental Executive Moves: Wildscreen, NAESB, EPRI

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Wildscreen: The wildlife conservation committee has named Caroline Copsey as its new CEO. Copsey joins Wildscreen following three years at Dyson where she most recently held position as the head of marketing for international business development. North American Energy Standards Board: The standards … Read more »

Business Groups Promote Water Trading

Business associations and non-profits are stepping up efforts to promote water quality trading. In late January, law firm Troutman Sanders announced the formation of the National Water Quality Trading Alliance, bringing together leaders from business, government and non-profits. It says NWQTA will support the development of new and existing, state … Read more »

Power Plant Scrubbers ‘Increase Water Contamination’

Technologies that cut harmful emissions from power plants have increased the risk of downstream water contamination, according to a Duke University-led study published in the peer-reviewed journal Environment Science & Technology. Researchers, who collected and analyzed more than 300 water samples from 11 North Carolina lakes and rivers for the … Read more »