DOE $2.5B Funding to Advance Carbon Capture Projects at Power Plants and Industrial Facilities
By Pamela T. Wu, Power & Pipes Blog, February 27, 2023
The US Department of Energy (DOE) recently issued two funding opportunities for the development of carbon capture large-scale pilot projects and integrated carbon capture and storage projects at coal or natural gas generation facilities and at industrial facilities that are not purposed for electric generation.
These funding opportunities further the development of carbon capture projects and technologies, which can serve as a critical solution to decarbonizing hard-to-abate industries including cement, steel, and refineries.
The World’s Largest 3D-Printed Neighborhood Is Here
By Todd Woody, Bloomberg, February 23, 2023
If it can scale, 3D-printed construction promises to deliver energy-efficient homes that can be built faster and more affordably, in novel designs and with minimal waste. The concrete structures are also more resilient to increasingly intense climate-driven hurricanes, wildfires and heat waves.
Editor’s note: watching the extruder is so peaceful. Slip into some zen with this article!
From Alaska to Maine: State Nuclear Energy Policy Action Is Booming
By Christine Csizmadia, NEI Blog, February 9, 2023
2023 is shaping up to be an exciting year for the nuclear industry. As policymakers face concerns about maintaining a reliable electric grid, meeting carbon emission goals, and lowering electricity prices, they are turning to nuclear energy as the solution.
Additional reading: THE REAL OBSTACLE TO NUCLEAR POWER
The House Democrat trying to move his party on permitting reform
By Emma Domain and Kelsey Brugger, Politico, February 22, 2023
The grid took 150 years to build. We have to build one just as big in 15 years, and we have to build another one 15 years after that. And we are incapable of doing that today because of all the process we have. So I am going to sound like the biggest deregulator in the world, because I don’t think we can follow the same process we’ve gotten used to literally over 52 years and make the numbers that are going to support the decarbonization we say we want.
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