Tag Archives: theft of natural resource

Yorkshire: Clean coal action call by MPs to cash in on exports

TIM YEO: We need to strengthen our brand in order to do business with the Chinese Continue reading

Aus: Carbon capture research boost

Drilling holes to pour money down:

A NEW research centre opened last week aims to be an industry leader in carbon capture and storage. The Peter Cook Centre for CCS Research is at the University of Melbourne. Initially there will be 30 scientists and engineers working on CCS.Continue reading

Economist Video: Tackling climate change: Carbon capture and storage

CCS is a proven technology that could help mitigate climate change, but at a steep cost. A new test facility in Norway is working to make it financially viable

The stupid things that dioxycarbophobia makes people do Continue reading

Sooner Is Better For Coal Emissions Scrubbing

Capturing Carbon: Removing greenhouse gases from coal-powered electricity generation—and starting now—could mean major benefits

What utter rubbish. Stopping all U.S. coal-fired CO2 emissions for 90 years only makes a difference of 0.15 °C assuming the most outrageous global warming sensitivity. And they omit the horrendous cost of transporting and injecting plant food where plants can’t benefit from it. There is absolutely no upside to carbon constraint.

Climate modelers need to stop believing their model output is “data” and realize they are full of crap. Enhanced greenhouse is another problem that never was. Continue reading

Innovation could cut cost of CCS by up to £45bn

If that’s the “cut” what the heck are you proposing to spend on such an idiotic enterprise? Continue reading

Roger Pielke Jr.: Recycling Carbon Dioxide in Iceland

No, CO2 is not pollution, yes it’s a resource and no, we shouldn’t be stealing it from the biosphere unless there is no other alternative. Junior seems impressed by it though. Continue reading

Years After Slash and Burn, Brazil Haunted by ‘Black Carbon’

Hmm… My take on reading this is that the “black carbon” constitutes a greater carbon sequestration rate than fluvial eutrophication. It is a tragedy of carbon loss which humans are fortunately alleviating, albeit accidentally, through mining carbon for fuel. Another big plus for the hydrocarbon era.

Interestingly, it is very reminiscent of the bio char aims of those who seek to deny the biosphere life-supporting carbon. Bio char good, black carbon bad? Continue reading