Individual Energy Savings – Easy enough!

  Individual Energy Savings – Easy enough!   There are dozens of ways in which a single consumer can save energy. There are direct and indirect ways, and they take place across all areas of a person’s life. I will first focus on the home, as buildings consume 40% of U.S. primary energy, including 72% […]

Post Paris, COP21, December, 12, 2015.

Post Paris, COP21, December, 12, 2015.   While a new global climate agreement was never really in doubt, its scope and depth were very much in play to the end, and risks of backsliding were real. All nations are now required to act on a common timeframe, so the past bifurcation between developed and developing […]

Catching Before Belching: The Questionable Future of Carbon Capture

Today, countless smokestacks around the world are emitting carbon emissions into the atmosphere. This is not a good news, as “cumulative emissions of hundreds or even thousands of gigatonnes of CO2 would need to be prevented during this century to stabilize the CO2 concentration at 450 to 750 ppmv (IPCC).” Because we cannot just stop […]

Are Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) Technologies Worth Pursuing?

Adam Stein Energy Policy and Climate Expected graduation year: 2017   Are Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) Technologies Worth Pursuing?     Carbon capture technologies show promise, but there are many unanswered questions. We must ask how the costs of CCS could be reduced drastically, since an enormous investment is required to install a carbon […]