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The Week in Green Energy: Mixed Signals from Washington Doom Clean Coal Project

Last year President Barack Obama’s attempt at sweeping climate change legislation died a slow death in a congress exhausted by the fight over healthcare. While advocates of a wide-ranging federal climate change policy bemoaned congress’ lack of action at the time, few openly …

September Top 10 Players in Green Energy

Editor’s note: We’re back — and a little late — with our monthly top ten ranking! Tune back November 8th for our October ranking. 1: California Energy Commission September was a busy month at the California Energy Commission (CEC), which approved, according to …

AEP Announces CCS Project…. Really?

This press release, announcing a “first of its kind carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) project,” released today by American Electric Power (AEP), one of the country’s largest CO2 emitter, caught our attention. This is interesting because there’s growing consencus that, while an attractive idea,  …

DOE Commits $1Bln to FutureGen

The Obama administration believes carbon capture works. How else to explain yesterday’s news that the Department of Energy would commit $1 billion to support the FutureGen Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project in southern Illinois.

What To Expect This Week: BP, The Kerry Climate Bill

Tomorrow British oil and gas company BP is releasing its 2010 capital expenditure program. Expect company Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward to reaffirm his company’s focus on its oil and gas business. Last quarter BP posted a fourth-quarter profit of $4.3 billion after …

What to Expect from Austin and Beyond… Bloom Box, John Kerry and Ed Miliband

Today, we are in Austin, Texas (and no, we’re not attending South by Southwest, that’s next month) for Renewable Energy World’s North America Conference. The agenda includes a mix of technical discussions (one panel is entitled “Overcoming Supply Chain Challenges to Wind Power in …

AEP Announces CCS Project…. Really?

This press release, announcing a “first of its kind carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) project,” released today by American Electric Power (AEP), one of the country’s largest CO2 emitter, caught our attention. This is interesting because there’s growing consencus that, while an attractive idea,  …