December 10, 2023

carbon capture

NRG Energy
Carbon-capture Plant Coming Back into Service
The Petra Nova carbon-capture facility’s owner has told ERCOT that it plans to bring the plant out of mothballs and into year-round service in June.
California Legislature Passes Climate, Energy Bills
On the last night of the legislative session, lawmakers passed bills to extend the life of Diablo Canyon and increase GHG reduction and clean energy targets.
International Energy Agency
Counterflow: 45Q: Money for Nothing
Columnist Steve Huntoon says the 45Q carbon capture tax breaks in Democrats' climate bill are an enormous subsidy that won't help decarbonization.
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NARUC Weighs SCOTUS Decision’s Impact on Coal
A NARUC session on carbon emissions from power plants weighed the potential effects of the Supreme Court's decision in West Virginia v. EPA.
Critics Tear into CARB Draft Climate Change Plan
The California Air Resources Board’s draft climate change scoping plan faces criticism from environmentalists, fire victims and editorial pages.
NASEO Panel Charts Role of Fossil Fuels in Energy Transition
Levelized cost of energy called a "flawed metric" and a 100% renewable grid could raise costs and affect reliability, experts say.
Oil Majors Prepare to Produce Hydrogen
Policies calling for reductions in CO2 emissions have transformed hydrogen from an oil refinery chemical to a top production priority for oil and gas companies.
Energy Tech, Climate Key Themes at Western Governors’ Meeting
Biden administration officials met with Western governors to discuss the region's pressing topics, including energy technology, drought and wildfires.
NRG Extends Petra Nova’s Mothballing Indefinitely
NRG Energy plans to indefinitely mothball its gas-fired Petra Nova Power generating unit, a change from its earlier plan to seasonally sideline the plant.

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