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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 »

China to Cap Coal Use in 2020

China plans to set a cap on coal consumption in 2020 as part of its efforts to achieve a recently announced goal of having carbon dioxide emissions peak by 2030. According to the New York Times, the State Council, China’s cabinet, released details of an energy strategy last week that … Read more »

Xi Jinping and Obama

US, China Set Carbon Pollution Goals

The US and China set ambitious climate change goals on Wednesday, with President Obama pledging to cut US greenhouse gas emissions 26 percent to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025. Chinese president Xi Jinping announced targets to peak carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 or sooner and to increase China’s … Read more »

China, US, India Lead Record-Setting Carbon Pollution

Global carbon pollution reached a record high last year, spurred by China, the US and India, according to researched published in the peer-reviewed journals Nature Geoscience and Nature Climate Change. Carbon emissions worldwide totaled 39.8 billion tons — some 778 million tons or 2.3 percent more than the previous year, … Read more »

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Hannaford Opens First CO2-Only Refrigeration Grocery Store

Delhaize America this week is opening a grocery store that will use carbon dioxide as a refrigerant rather than hydroflourocarbons (HFCs) — the first such supermarket in the US, according to the Environmental Investigation Agency. The Hannaford grocery store in Turner, Maine, will use a CO2 transcritical system that reduces … Read more »

US, China Pledge Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cuts

The US and China yesterday agreed on five initiatives to cut greenhouse gas emissions including reducing vehicle pollution, increasing carbon capture projects and improving buildings’ energy efficiency. The agreement is nonbinding and does not set specific emissions reduction targets. The US-China Working Group on Climate Change, established in April during … Read more »

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Honeywell, DuPont Urged to Destroy HFCs

Honeywell and DuPont should destroy all of their hydroflourocarbon-23 (HFC-23), a chemical used in refrigerants and a potent greenhouse gas, according to an environmental group. The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), a nonprofit based in Washington DC and London, today released a report that says China and India are expected to … Read more »

Obama Xi Jinping Summit

US, China Agree to Cut Use of HFCs

President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping agreed to find ways to cut the production and use of hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, a gaseous compound used in refrigerants and insulating foams and a major source of greenhouse gases. The US and China will work together, and with other countries, … Read more »