Ever since the idea of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) was first proposed, everyone from politicians to Big Oil lobbyists have spoken of the technology as already up and running successfully and ready for large scale implementation. Well, a new report in the Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering thinks that CCS' success is anything but a sure thing.
When I started posting here way back in 2006, one of the very first stories I wrote was about the state of California filing a lawsuit against six of the largest automakers over the damage caused by greenhouse gas emissions. The original premise was that the emissions from cars were a public nuisance that cost the state billions of dollars to deal with. Of course, the real root cause of the suit had to do with the state's struggles to regulate emissions of greenhouse gases. At the time, the stat
Now that the U.S. has officially concluded that greenhouse gasses are harmful to human health, it's time to do something about them. One major hurdle standing in the way of the U.S. implementing carbon cap and trade legislation appears to have been cleared as both the domestic automakers and Michigan's legislature have lifted their opposition and now support for the bill. Why? The Detroit News reports that an agreement has been reached that could see up to $15 billion paid out to the Detroit-bas
If you've got a favorite European automaker, you can now find out how dirty their cars are. R.L. Polk conducted a study on automakers average CO2 emissions for 2005 vehicles relative to other brands and to their own 1997 cars. The study found that Fiat was emitting the least (139 grams of CO2 per kilometer, on average) and Volvo was the worst (195 grams). The BBC has ranked the manufacturers by percent of a voluntary 2008 target achieved rather than by the more useful average CO2 emitted per kil
If you're at a loss to understand the complexities of the carbon dioxide battle waging in the courts between automakers and some states, check out an in-depth 2-part story written by Tim Johnson of the Burlington Free Press (Article 1, Article 2). Vermont is one of the states involved in the legal action that stretches across the country as some states want to impose restrictions on the output of greenhouse gasses.