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Carbon Capture Economy

Heavy Industry CO2 Emissions

BBC Futures ran an article on carbon capture from aluminium smelting in Iceland. Heavy industry CO2 emissions make for a heavy carbon footprint and it’s not just from burning fossil fuels: there are massive CO2 emissions from cement production, steel and aluminium smelting and the chemicals sector. I spoke to an engineer who worked in […]

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Carbon Capture Energy

Goodbye Coal

It’s got to go. There’s basically no overlooking the fact that coal releases 20% more CO2 emissions per kilowatt of energy produced than oil, and 60 to 70% more than natural gas. It’s the #1 climate destroyer. And there’s no overlooking how polluting it is in terms of local air quality, bringing never-ending respiratory problems […]

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Carbon Capture

Trillion Trees

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in January 2020, the world’s billionaires threw their weight behind the WWF’s Trillion Trees initiative. In particular President Trump joined in the game, in one of his first statements that didn’t try to deny or play down climate change. Even before Trump endorsed the idea though, lots […]