As coal continues to lose out to natural gas and renewables, the industry is banking on research into new technologies to stay afloat. Both North Dakota and Wyoming are working to hone these technologies, working on everything from carbon capture to carbon products.
The Paris climate talks were difficult to follow if you are based in say Denver, instead of Paris. Yet for journalists at Inside Energy, it was critical to follow as closely as possible the 24/7 negotiating marathon. We were helped by some create coverage by E&E Publishing.
The U.S. may be on the verge of a boom in new fertilizer plants, which could be good news for farmers, but not the environment. As part of our Feasting on Fuel project, this story comes to us from Abby Wendle of Harvest Public Media.
If fossil fuels continue to be the dominant fuel source around the world, then carbon capture technologies will need to be developed to reduce harmful carbon emissions. Many Chinese students have come to this country to learn the process.
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