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Monthly Issue | November 7, 2008

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

The Government Accountability Office (GAO), the investigative arm of the U.S. Congress, just released its report on the status of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technology and its view of…


Building a Firm Foundation for GHG Regulation

The carbon credit origination business was established within the framework of the Kyoto Protocol and underpins the growing U.S. voluntary greenhouse gas (GHG) market. Carbon credits are also getting traction…


“Cap and Dividend” Proposal Targets Carbon Suppliers

As senior members of Congress lay the groundwork for a new legislative debate on climate change next year, a new proposal making the rounds of Capitol Hill offices would replace…


GAO: Lack of U.S. Greenhouse Strategy Slowing Carbon Capture

A Government Accountability Office (GAO) study released in late September concludes that technological, legal, and regulatory uncertainties—compounded by the absence of a national strategy for combating global warming—are blocking deployment…


California Climate Plan Touts New Renewables, Trading Allowance Schemes

In a sweeping climate change proposal that could serve as a model for the nation, two California agencies have proposed a comprehensive program for reducing the state’s greenhouse gas emissions…


Up in Smoke: Measuring Mercury in Stack Gases

Editor’s Note This is part two of a two-part series on mercury measurement. Part 1, “Comparing mercury measurement methods,” examined the challenges of measuring mercury in coal and appeared in…


Low-NOx Retrofit for Firing Coal/Petroleum Coke Blends

Seminole Electric Cooperative’s (SEC) Seminole Generating Station (SGS) features two 650-MW coal-fired units located on the St. Johns River, about 50 miles south of Jacksonville, Florida (Figure 1). The plant’s…


The GAO Comes Clean on CCS

The Government Accountability Office (GAO), the investigative arm of the U.S. Congress, just released its report on the status of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technology and its view of…


Innovative Control Strategies Improve Boiler Dynamic Response

The more capable a power-generating unit is of reacting quickly to changes in load demand, the more profitably the unit can be operated. An improvement in load dynamics means that…


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