The Great Energy Challenge Energy News

The Great Energy Challenge Energy News

The Great Energy Challenge Energy News keeps you updated on current events, the latest breakthrough ideas, technological advances, and bold actions that impact the world of energy. Stay informed with trusted, balanced, and independent global reporting.

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Clean Coal Test: Power Plants Prepare to Capture Carbon
In Juliette, Georgia, Southern Company operates a coal-fired power plant that is the single largest source of planet-warming carbon dioxide emissions in the United States. In Kemper County, Mississippi, the same company is pioneering a technology that many experts believe will be crucial to preventing a climate disaster: It's building the world's first new power plant designed to capture and...
Mar 31, 2014 4:45 PM ET
California Drought Dries Up Hydro, But Power Stays On
California's record drought has parched crops, but hasn't yet dimmed lights or choked the flow of electricity, even though the Golden State, with more than 300 dams, has long been a hydroelectricity leader among U.S. states. California's hydro plants generated less power in 2013 than they had in 21 years, but the state's water crisis hasn't turned into an energy crisis, thanks to a mix...
Mar 27, 2014 9:00 AM ET
North American Natural Gas Seeks Markets Overseas
North America's natural gas boom is now so big that the industry and its supporters believe it should not be contained to just one continent. They argue this new bounty should be shared—especially with hungry markets in Asia and Europe willing to pay a high price for the fuel. But long-distance transport of natural gas is one of the world's most expensive engineering feats, and it...
Mar 21, 2014 1:10 PM ET
Atlantic Seismic Tests for Oil: Marine Animals at Risk?
The Obama administration has paved the way for the first seismic oil and gas exploration in 26 years off the U.S. Atlantic coast, with an environmental review that concludes the air-gun blasts will have “moderate” impacts on marine mammals and sea turtles. The final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy...
Mar 3, 2014 9:15 AM ET
Scientists: Global Warming Likely to Surpass 2°C Target
It took a long time for nations to set a speed limit on the road to a warming world.   But for the past four years, even though negotiators have never arrived at a plan for avoiding dangerous climate change, they have agreed on a goal: limiting the increase in the Earth's global average surface temperature to 2°C (3.6°F) above the preindustrial level....
Feb 27, 2014 2:30 PM ET

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