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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.

The U.S. media's political lens is focused pretty heavily on the health care debate right now, but that doesn't mean other items of interest aren't happening in Washington, D.C. For example, debate over the EPA's endangerment finding that found that greenhouse gases (GHGs), including those from on-road vehicles, threaten the public health and welfare of the American people is far from over.

Another day, another pair of studies warning of the dire consequences of inaction on greenhouse gas reduction. This time the admonition is even stronger than the last. On the bright side, they aren't saying we have to cease traveling, just stop emitting greenhouse gases to do it. On the not-so-bright side, according to the article in the Washington Post, even that Herculean effort won't be enough to completely stop the warming trend for several centuries. There still seems to be some time to act

Australian Federal Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane has stated that converting existing energy supplies to clean and renewable sources will inevitably cost households up to 40 percent more on their power bill. He is concerned that few consumers are aware of the spikes in their power bills that will occur over the next ten years due to the cost of green technologies and lowering greenhouse gas emissions. A large part of this electricity cost increase will be due to coal-fired powered stations out