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  • Published: Sep 2nd, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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U.N. carbon funding key for China clean coal developers

(Reuters) – Developers of clean-coal power plants in China fear for the viability of their projects after a U.N. carbon-credit scheme denied funding for a similar plant in India at the end of July.

They said “ultra-supercritical” (USC) power stations would struggle without funds earned through the U.N.-backed Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) that lets rich countries invest in clean energy projects in developing countries.

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  • Published: Jul 20th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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ACCCE Praises Introduction of Bipartisan Carbon Capture and Storage Deployment Act

| Sourced From Financialpost |

In response to todayâ

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  • Published: Jun 18th, 2009
  • Category: UK
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UPDATE 1-UK proposes power tax to fund carbon capture

(Recast with details, quotes, background)

* Consumers to pay for levy on power generators

* Levy expected by 2011

* May raise electricity bills by 2 pct by 2030

* CfD to put floor on carbon emission prices from CCS

By Nao Nakanishi

LONDON, June 17 (Reuters) – Britain has proposed a levy on electricity to fund up to four carbon capture storage demonstration projects (CCS), which it sees as crucial to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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  • Published: Jun 4th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Expensive carbon capture, less than clean coal

| Sourced From CommodityOnline.com |

The clean-tech world is aglow with the news of WE Energies’ recent “success” in capturing carbon at the coal-fired power plant in Pleasant Prairie, Wis. Some are heralding a new day for “clean coal,” a day that finally promises the ongoing survival of a 19th century energy system through the cunning of a 21st century technology.

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  • Published: Jun 3rd, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Carbon Capture Can’t Make Coal Clean

| Sourced From Alternet.org |

WE Energies has proclaimed that it has captured carbon at a coal-fired plant, but this “success” won’t come close to making coal clean.

The clean-tech world is aglow with the news of WE Energies’ recent “success” in capturing carbon at the coal-fired power plant in Pleasant Prairie, Wis. Some are heralding a new day for “clean coal,” a day that finally promises the ongoing survival of a 19th century energy system through the cunning of a 21st century technology.

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U.S. And Italy Sign Agreement To Collaborate On Carbon Capture And Storage Technologies

| Sourced From PollutionOnline.com |

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu recently joined with Italian Minister of Economic Development Claudio Scajola to sign a bilateral agreement to advance carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies in each country. Working together, the U.S. and Italy will further the development of technologies needed to limit carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired powered plants and move toward a sustainable low carbon economy that addresses the challenge of global warming.

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Vattenfalls Schwarze Pumpe Carbon Capture and Storage Pilot Project – Part of the Solution or Fostering the Myth of “Clean” Coal?

| Sourced From ElitesTV.com |

Of particular interest to many of my colleagues on our recent trip to Germany was the newly commissioned (Sept. 08) Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) pilot plant at Schwarze Pumpe in Spremberg – an interest in spite of the general belief among the ranks of my fellow enviros that

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  • Published: May 19th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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DOE funding to boost carbon capture

| Sourced From TheGreenCarWebsite.co.uk |

The deployment of carbon capture and storage has received a huge boost courtesy of $2.4billion from the US Department of Energy (DOE) as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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Carbon-capture technology could ensure the future of coal-fired generating stations

| Sourced From JournalOfCommerce.com |

The French poet and philosopher Paul Valéry once remarked that

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  • Published: May 5th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Viewpoint: Clean coal and carbon sequestration

| Sourced From WickedLocal.com |

Danvers –
The title sounds great. Our president is talking about it.
Are we doing it? Unfortunately we have no industrial strength examples to cite. In other words we are not yet doing this on a significant scale. We are not even close to doing it.
Why?

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Carbon storage could save Latrobe Valley jobs: clean coal chief

| Sourced From Business.TheAge.com.au |

THE inaugural head of Clean Coal Victoria believes carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology is a viable proposition that could prevent the loss of hundreds of jobs in the coal sector.

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  • Published: Jan 29th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Carbon Sequestration Begins in the US, Act Now

| Sourced From Its Getting Hot in Here |

The nations first carbon capture and sequestration scheme is sneaking its way through the West Virginia Department of Environmental

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ADA-ES division starts work on activated-carbon plant

Green groups take on clean coal claim with new website

| Sourced From The Sydney Morning Herald |

THE war of words over “clean coal” technology has escalated with the launch of a new website by US environmentalists proclaiming: “In reality, there is no such thing as clean coal.” The site, www.thisisreality.org, is sponsored by prominent US conservation organisations, including the National Wildlife Federation, the Sierra Club and the Natural Resources Defense Council.

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Energy Consultancy Reports Commercial Clean-Coal Unexpected Till 2020

The Chinese and Aussies are trying hard to make coal-fired power plants a relatively better choice in terms of their environmental impact, but it seems their efforts wont get enough fruits in the near future. In a recently released report, Australian energy consultancy ACIL Tasman claims the dream of commercial clean-coal technology would remain a dream until at least 2020.

Clean Coal Unexpected Till 2020

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