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Biden administration seeks to boost carbon capture in power plants

May 11, 2023
The goal is to remove 90% of industry emissions by 2035.
Biden's plan calls for power plants that burn coal and natural gas to be outfitted with systems that capture carbon. If released into the atmosphere, the carbon would contribute to climate change.
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Sails made global shipping possible. Can they make it greener?

Dec 12, 2018
Solar panel-covered sails may be the answer.
If the shipping industry were a country, its emissions would rank sixth in the world.
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Market forces help stabilize CO2 emissions for third year

Mar 17, 2017
The plateau in emissions comes amid global economic growth.
"The switch from coal to gas really happened because of the shale gas revolution and because of markets,” said Laura Cozzi of the International Energy Agency. Above, a coal power plant from American Electric Power in New Haven, West Virginia.
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