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Woody plants can be turned into low-carbon fuel

Solar Power from Space: Moving Beyond Science Fiction

YALE E360 - For more than 40 years, scientists have dreamed of collecting the sun’s energy in space and beaming it back to Earth. Now, a host…

What We Know For Sure

No scientist disputes that carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas and that it is increasing in the atmosphere. And careful detective work shows th…

Georgia: Coal and Carbon

Coal generates carbon dioxide when combusted, which is causing the world to warm. In Georgia, a state that gets over 60 percent of its electri…

Energy efficiency can reduce CO2 emissions at a net profit

Trimming energy waste could provide a third of the CO2 cuts many experts say are needed by mid-century

Coal generates almost half the CO2 humans put in the atmosphere

CO2 Injection

CO2 captured from coal-fired electric power plants may be injected for storage into porous layers of rock and sand deep underground.

CO2 Capture

In coal-burning power plants, CO2 can be captured for transport to storage sites.

CO2 Capture and Sequestration

CO2 may be separated from other gases at coal-fired electric power plants and transported by pipeline to suitable storage sites.

CO2 Storage Areas

The United States has many areas, shown in pink, where geological formations are likely to be suitable for long-term carbon dioxide storage.…

Georgia gets more electricity from coal than any other source

CO2 Storage Areas

The United States has many areas, shown in pink, where geological formations are likely to be suitable for long-term carbon dioxide storage.…

CO2 From Power Plants

Visualization of CO2 emissions from U.S. power plants burning fossil fuels. Coal plants contribute over 80 percent of these emissions, which a…

Technologies exist to reduce CO2 emissions from coal power plants

China and India have lots of coal

The US has more than a 100-year coal supply

Coal is the least expensive fossil fuel

Low-carbon coal plants need more coal for the same power output

Cellulosic biofuel should take less fossil fuel to make than corn ethanol

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2013 Arctic Sea Ice Loss This year's loss won't be quite as dramatic as last year's record, but it's still pretty significant.

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