- “Higher Carbon Prices Driving Greater Interest In Carbon Capture Technology” • Carbon capture is expensive, at about $120 a ton, and it doesn’t work very well. It may be a decade or more before carbon capture is commercially viable. But as countries prices on carbon, it might be possible to make carbon capture profitable. [CleanTechnica]
- “China Has Approved A Renewable Mega-Project For Green Hydrogen” • The Energy Administration of Inner Mongolia has approved a massive hydrogen project. It gave the go-ahead to a cluster of plants in the cities of Ordos and Baotou that will use 1.85 GW of solar and 370 MW of wind to produce 66,900 tons of green hydrogen per year. [Yahoo Finance]
- “Major Nuclear Fusion Milestone Reached As ‘Ignition’ Is Triggered In A Lab” • An experiment appears to have triggered “ignition” (energy output greater than input) for the first time, at the National Ignition Facility at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory in California, with extreme temperatures and pressures like those of the center of the Sun. [Imperial College London]
- “Watchdog Halts Tsuruga Nuclear Safety Assessment After Data Tampering” • Japan’s nuclear regulator said it will pause its safety assessment of a central Japan reactor in response to the operator having tampered with key geological data related to a fault underneath the facility, putting in doubt its restart after a 10-year shutdown. [The Mainichi]
- “GOP Wants State Study Of Renewable Energy” • Republicans in the New York State legislature have introduced a proposal that would require the Public Service Commission and NYSERDA to conduct a full cost-benefit analysis of renewable energy systems and to compare those costs with other ways of producing electricity. [Observer Today]
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