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Synthetic fuels could help shrink transport sector’s carbon footprint

September 17, 2019

Synthetic fuels, made using carbon captured from the air, farm waste or biomass, could help the transport sector…
Bio-based chemicals could help reduce fossil fuel use

April 30, 2019

Petrochemicals, the oil- and gas-derived compounds that serve as the molecular backbones for much of modern commerce, commanded…
Renewables are a better investment than carbon capture for tackling climate change

April 12, 2019

Solar panels and wind turbines coupled with energy storage offer a better hope for tackling climate change than…
EIA projects U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions will remain near current level through 2050

March 21, 2019

Carbon dioxide emissions from U.S. energy consumption will remain near current levels through 2050, according to projections in…
Stanford researchers create hydrogen fuel from seawater

March 20, 2019

Stanford researchers have devised a way to generate hydrogen fuel using solar power, electrodes and saltwater from San…
Global fossil fuel emissions have climbed upward for a second straight year, driven by growing energy use

December 11, 2018

Global fossil fuel emissions are on track to rise for a second year in a row, primarily due…
Structure of fossil-fuel source rocks is finally decoded

November 13, 2018

Detailed 3-D imaging of kerogen, a source of petroleum and natural gas, could improve estimates of recoverable amounts.…
Laser technique may open door to more efficient clean fuels

November 7, 2018

Research by the University of Liverpool could help scientists unlock the full potential of new clean energy technologies.…
National committee calling for immediate push for CO2-removal technology

November 6, 2018

Stephen Pacala, Princeton’s Frederick D. Petrie Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and co-director of the Carbon Mitigation Initiative, chaired the…
A fossil fuel technology that doesn’t pollute

January 3, 2018

Engineers at The Ohio State University are developing technologies that have the potential to economically convert fossil fuels…
Even as renewables increase, fossil fuels continue to dominate U.S. energy mix

July 4, 2017

Fossil fuels have provided more than 80% of total U.S. energy consumption for more than 100 years. Since…
India’s outsized coal plans would wipe out Paris climate goals

April 26, 2017

India will not be able to meet its Paris climate agreement commitments in the coming years if it…
Projected carbon dioxide emissions are sensitive to factors driving fossil fuel use

March 3, 2017

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Annual Energy Outlook 2017, released in January, explores several factors affecting projected fossil…
JILA Team Spots Elusive Intermediate Compound in Atmospheric Chemistry

October 31, 2016

JILA physicists and colleagues have identified a long-missing piece in the puzzle of exactly how fossil fuel combustion…
Study finds fossil fuel methane emissions greater than previously estimated

October 9, 2016

Methane emissions from fossil fuel development around the world are up to 60 percent greater than estimated by…
Methane emissions from fossil fuel activities have been greatly underestimated

October 8, 2016

We all know that humanity needs to focus on reducing pollution and improving environmental protection. However, before we…
Fossil fuels still dominate U.S. energy consumption despite recent market share decline

July 4, 2016

Three fossil fuels—petroleum, natural gas, and coal—have provided more than 80% of total U.S. energy consumption for more…
New land use strategies can reduce greenhouse gas emissions

April 8, 2016

The most common strategies for lowering greenhouse gas emissions involve reducing the use of fossil fuels such as…
State severance tax revenues decline as fossil fuel prices drop

January 13, 2016

Several states that collect significant revenue from severance taxes on fossil fuel extraction are re-evaluating current and upcoming…
Beetle to prevent blockages in oil

December 11, 2015

A protein from a tiny long-horned beetle may prove to be a safe, eco-friendly alternative to the chemicals…
Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions decreased in nearly every U.S. state from 2005 to 2013

November 26, 2015

The United States has a diverse energy landscape that is reflected in differences in state-level emissions profiles. Since…
Researchers obtain patent for new process that converts waste heat into hydrogen

October 30, 2015

Researchers from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Penn State have discovered an effective method to…
PIMs May Be the Cup of Choice for Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

October 17, 2015

Renewable sources of energy including solar and wind are fast gaining ground on fossil fuels, in part because…
‘Bridge’ fuel may escalate atmospheric greenhouse gas

October 15, 2015

While the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suggests there has been a decline in measurable atmospheric greenhouse gas…
Highest efficiency hydrogen production under natural sunlight

September 30, 2015

Researchers at the University of Tokyo and Miyazaki University have produced hydrogen under natural sunlight at an energy…
Major fossil fuel-producing states rely heavily on severance taxes

August 24, 2015

Several states that produce large amounts of fossil fuels rely heavily on severance tax revenue—taxes based on the…
Fossil fuels have made up at least 80% of U.S. fuel mix since 1900

July 3, 2015

While the energy history of the United States is one of significant change, three fossil fuel sources—petroleum, natural…
Human threat to grassland ecosystems

June 3, 2015

A manmade pollutant is having a significant impact on our global environment according to a new study published…
Digital in-line holography helps researchers ‘see’ into fiery fuels

April 28, 2015

Transportation accidents, such as trucks crashing on a highway or rockets failing on a launch pad, can create…
Fossil-free future within reach

March 17, 2015

Is it realistic to envisage large Danish towns and cities running exclusively on sustainable energy in 2025? Yes…
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