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North Caucasus hydropower to increase with three new projects from RusHydro

North Caucasus hydropower to increase with three new projects from RusHydro

Three small hydropower plants developed by RusHydroare set to begin construction...

Discrediting advertisements on carbon pollution standards outrages organizations

Discrediting advertisements on carbon pollution standards outrages organizations

The Natural Resources Defense Council, and more than two dozen organizations, is...

Supercritical steam for super productive solar thermal plants

Supercritical steam for super productive solar thermal plants

By using supercritical steam, solar thermal power plants could produce enough en...

Nepal gets first wind-solar hybrid system

Nepal gets first wind-solar hybrid system

The Asian Development Bank has handed over the country’s very first wind-solar h...

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Nutrition plays a critical role in everyone’s chance at a better future. Hunger...

Chile’s largest solar power project officially open

Chile’s largest solar power project officially open

The 100 megawatt Amanercer Solar CAP Power plant in Chile has been officially op...

Five gigantic things happening in sustainability

Five gigantic things happening in sustainability

Understanding this mainly becoming typical ‘S’ word has always been part of the ...

Business

The Bioplastics industry in Korea – Where to next?

The Bioplastics industry in Korea – Where to next?

Thursday, 10 July 2014

The global bioplastics market is booming – total production capacity is set to grow 400% by 2017, and the European Commission has designatedbioplastic...

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Technology

Politics

Living Green

Elemooni: Eco-friendliness for kids

Elemooni: Eco-friendliness for kids

Thursday, 10 July 2014

A new group of nano explorers could change the way children learn about positive values, the environment, and believe it or not, the periodic table of...

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Renewables

Siemens welcomes Crown Estate’s new seabed rights for wave and tidal power

Siemens welcomes Crown Estate’s new seabed rights for wave and tidal power

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Siemens welcomes The Crown Estate’s announcement of agreed seabed rights for new demonstration zones and project sites around the United Kingdom’s coa...

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Low-Carbon

Opinion

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Nutrition plays a critical role in everyone’s chance at a better future. Hunger, said Benjamin Franklin once, is the best pickle. Some say “pickle”...

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Britain to spend £20 million for development of cheaper C.C.S.

Britain is offering up to £20 million ($31 million) in funding for the development of more cost-effective carbon capture and storage technology.

The technological improvements that can get financial support include those that could be incorporated into the supply chain to reduce the cost of future commercial C.C.S. deployment in Britain, an industry estimated to be worth almost £6.5 billion a year by the late 2020's.

The funding competition is part of a wider £125 million C.C.S. research and development program by the Department of Energy and Climate Change, Technology Strategy Board, Energy Technologies Institute and British research councils, which will run up to 2015.

Britain separately committed to fund commercial scale C.C.S. projects, under the energy and climate change department's C.C.S. commercialization program, to the tune of £1 billion.

"Carbon Capture and Storage will play a vital role in ensuring we develop a low-carbon energy mix. We are helping to create a new industry in the U.K, and are well placed to become a world leader," said energy secretary Edward Davey, announcing the new competition.

The British government considers the development of C.C.S. crucial in enabling it to meet its emission reduction target of 30 percent by 2020.

The country has invested more than £20 million in a flagship carbon capture project at the Ferrybridge coal-fired power station in Yorkshire in November of last year.

The first operating carbon capture plant attached to a power station in the U.K., the project extracts up to 100 metric tons of carbon dioxide a day from the power station flue gas stream, or 90 percent of the greenhouse gas. – EcoSeed Staff



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