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Problems plagued U.S. CO2 capture project before shutdown: document

Aug 07 2020

A $1 billion project to harness carbon dioxide emissions from a Texas coal plant suffered chronic mechanical problems and routinely missed its targets before it was shut down this year, according to a report submitted by the project's owners to the U.S. Department of Energy.

Problems plagued U.S. CO2 capture project before shutdown -DOE document

Aug 06 2020

Aug 6 A $1 billion project to harness carbon dioxide emissions from a Texas coal plant suffered chronic mechanical problems and routinely missed its targets before it was shut down this year, according to a U.S. Department of Energy report.

After three decades, most polluted U.S. neighborhoods haven't changed

Jul 30 2020

If your neighborhood was among the most polluted in 1981, it probably still is.

U.S. solar power plant backed by over $700 million in government loans goes bust: filing

Jul 30 2020

The owner of a big Nevada solar-thermal power plant that received $737 million in loans from the U.S. Department of Energy filed for bankruptcy on Thursday, according to a court filing, potentially leaving U.S. taxpayers with a whopping bill.

After three decades, most polluted U.S. neighborhoods haven't changed

Jul 30 2020

July 30 If your neighborhood was among the most polluted in 1981, it probably still is.

INSIGHT-Rooftop revolution: Coronavirus chill upends solar power industry

Jul 09 2020

LOS ANGELES/MADRID/LONDON, July 9 The booming rooftop solar panel industry nosedived overnight when the coronavirus forced homeowners to rein in spending and keep their distance from would-be installers.

San Francisco, House Democrats unveil plans to cut building emissions

Jun 30 2020

San Francisco on Tuesday was set to propose legislation outlawing the use of natural gas in buildings, as congressional Democrats unveiled a blueprint to combat global warming that would support updated building codes to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions.

Trump administration has denied most onshore drilling relief requests: official

Jun 26 2020

The Trump administration has rejected most requests for royalty relief submitted by onshore oil and gas companies struggling with reduced demand for fuel and battered prices, a top Interior Department official said on Friday.

California passes landmark mandate for zero emission trucks

Jun 25 2020

WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES California on Thursday approved a groundbreaking policy to wean its trucking sector off of diesel fuel by requiring manufacturers to sell a rising number of zero-emission vehicles, starting in 2024.

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