Energy & Fuel

Enviros Challenge Proposed Plastics ‘Advanced Recycling’ Plant in Pa.

"A Philadelphia environmental group has filed an appeal to block a proposed $1.1 billion “advanced” plastics recycling plant in rural Pennsylvania after the administration of Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, exempted the facility from having to obtain a solid waste permit."

Source: Inside Climate News, 11/09/2022

Oil Firms Eye Climate Funds to Expand Hydrogen. Will Projects Cut Emissions?

"Outside Houston, Exxon wants to produce “blue” hydrogen at its Baytown refinery, reducing emissions with carbon capture technology. Environmentalists warn that such efforts will only entrench fossil fuels while failing to deliver climate benefits."

Source: Inside Climate News, 11/07/2022

Michael Bloomberg Announces New Initiative To Phase Out Coal In 25 Countries

"Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City and now a special envoy on climate change for the United Nations, announced a new international plan on Monday to help 25 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America phase out coal by 2040."

Source: NYTimes, 11/07/2022

"In Nevada, A Tribe And A Toad Halt A Renewable Power Plant"

"An Adele song blasted from a stereo. Workers put up a fence near a massive heat exchanger and other equipment awaiting assembly here in the Nevada desert. After about a decade of grinding its way through the federal permitting process, Ormat, a geothermal company, was building a new power plant in Dixie Valley to produce renewable energy."

Source: Washington Post, 11/04/2022


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