This post comes from Jennifer Shockley, writing for Green Building Elements.
From the Governor’s Energy Office:
Colorado Carbon Fund Advisory Committee Meeting
The Colorado Carbon Fund’s Advisory Committee meets Monday, March 1 from 2-4 pm at the GEO office.
The Agenda includes:
- An update on Colorado Carbon Fund marketing and plans for 2010.
- An introduction to Ben Vitale, the new president of The Climate Trust, our partners in managing the Fund and finding high quality projects.
- An Executive Session review of proposals received during the RFP for solar hot water systems. This portion of the meeting will be closed to the public.
If you’d like to listen in by webinar, please register online.
To attend in person, please contact
Counting and measuring carbon, although a daunting and remarkably puzzling undertaking, is a fundamental skill an increasing number of people will need to garner in the effort to understand and mitigate the effect of greenhouse gases and global warming. Especially so, since the world population continues growing by quantum measures and all of those folks are going to need survival basics such as heat and refrigeration, plus multitudes of electrical extras, such as mobile phone and computer power, broadband Internet capacity, etc.
We applaud the development of alternative energies but add this caveat for all supporters: it will be an extraordinary feat if the percentage of alternative energy powering the world’s grid comes anywere close to reaching five percent of supply in the next 20 years.
That brings us to the subject of power plants. Here are some power plant facts, according to the PowerPlantCCS website:
“There are over 50,000 power plants in the world. These power plants constitute the single largest emitting industry for CO2 emissions.” Read more of this >>
Carbon Sciences (CABN), reported last week on Green Streets as a promising developer of technology to recycle CO2 emissions into fuels, has posted a video on its website and YouTube explaining its technology and nano-engineering innovations that CEO Byron Elton believes will lead to an industrial-scale process to produce fuels.
Read more of this >>
This story comes from Environmental Leader:
Biomass gas will soon power this Xcel Energy Wisconsin plant, not coal.
Xcel Energy plans to install biomass gasification technology at its Bay Front Power Plant in Ashland, Wis.
Following all state regulatory approvals, engineering and design work is expected to begin in 2010, and the unit could be operational by late 2012. The company first announced its plans last October. Meanwhile, it has filed an application for a Certificate of Authority with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin. Read more of this >>
A team of UK scientists have discovered a natural process that could delay, or even end, the threat of global warming. Source: Clean Technica
This is a post at Clean Technica worth reading.
Understanding the nature of carbon on out planet is very important!