On June 25th the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) released a draft copy of the suppressed EPA report by EPA employee Alan Carlin. Carlin is critical of the EPA’s position on carbon dioxide saying, “The released report is a draft version, prepared under EPA’s unusually short internal review schedule, and thus may contain inaccuracies which were [...]

Klaus Lackner, the Ewing-Worzel Professor of Geophysics in the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering at Columbia University “starred” in an article by CNN’s Hilary Whiteman last Monday. Being CNN, starred will have to do, sorry.  Nevertheless, One cannot fault Lackner, he’s been at his project since 1998.  As ideas go, merits aside, CO2 does [...]

Virent Energy Systems is receiving one of the five 2009 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards for Small Business for its BioForming process, the water-based, catalytic method to make bio gasoline, diesel, or jet fuel from the sugar, starch, or cellulose of plants that requires little external energy beyond that of the biomass feedstock. Virent’s catalytic [...]

PowerSat Corp. has filed a provisional patent for two technologies called BrightStar and Solar Power Orbital Transfer, that are expected make the transmission of space solar power more cost-effective by reducing the price for launch and operation of systems as large as 2,500 megawatts by about $1 billion. This follows Solaren’s recently signed deal for [...]

Over the past year a consortium made up of Boeing, engine makers and Air New Zealand, Continental Airlines and Japan Airlines tested several jet fuel blends of up to 50% biofuel. They’re saying that bio fuel is not only good for the airplanes’ carbon footprint – it actually performs as well, if not better, than [...]

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