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Demand grows for carbon capture and sequestration technology and viewed as necessary to achieve Paris climate accord goals

Date: 21-11-2017
Subject: A recent article published to Utility Dive (a website dedicated to providing news and original analysis on the electric utility industry) has said that carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) experts and industry advocates estimate that in order to meet the goals of the Paris climate accord, more than 2,000 CCS facilities will be needed by 2040.


Date: October 17, 2016
Subject: Teams in Global Competition Want to Convert CO2 Waste into Products Ranging from Building Materials to Toothpaste

Why carbon capture is just as important as renewable energy

Date: October 9, 2016
Subject: ... there is another technology out there with the potential to be revolutionary. ... it is struggling to gain the recognition it deserves, ... That technology is CCS: carbon capture and storage.

Climate change deal is a turning point for world, Obama says

Date: October 5, 2016
Subject: President Obama delivered a statement after the United Nations triggered the implementation of the Paris climate agreement. Obama called it 'the best possible shot' to save our planet.

Justin Trudeau gives provinces until 2018 to adopt carbon price plan

Date: October 3, 2016
Subject: Trudeau said the proposed price on carbon dioxide pollution should start at a minimum of $10 a tonne in 2018, rising by $10 each year to $50 a tonne by 2022.

Carbon capture must be part of energy solution

Date: September 26, 2016
Subject: And so carbon capture must be a part of the solution. It is estimated that, to meet the Paris Agreement’s 2-degrees Celsius warming limit by 2050, at least one-seventh of the reduction in carbon emissions must come from carbon capture applications.

CEO of CO2 Solutions makes presentation at the 2016 TSX Industrial & Clean Investor Day

Date: September 14, 2016
Subject: Today, our President and CEO presented at the TMX Industrial and Clean Technology Investor Day in Toronto. With over 150 registrants, the event was particularly well attended.

Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance CEO Dan Wicklum on the Inevitability of Carbon-Neutral Oil

Date: September 9, 2016
Subject: COSIA CEO Dan Wicklum explains why he believes a carbon-neutral barrel of oil isn’t just theoretically possible—it’s coming.

Industries Can and Must Help Reduce Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Report

Date: September 1, 2016
Subject: Industries and the products they make can play a considerable role in the global effort to tackle climate change. Making them part of the solution while helping them stay competitive is a key challenge for policy makers, according to a new report from the World Bank Group.

Resolute Continues to Lead in Reducing Carbon Emissions

Date: August 11, 2016
Subject: Resolute Forest Products Inc. announced that it, along with Serres Toundra Inc, has entered into a definitive agreement with CO2 Solutions Inc. to deploy leading enzyme-enabled carbon capture technology at Resolute's Saint-Félicien pulp mill.

CO2CRC and Canada’s Petroleum Technology Research Centre collaborate

Date: July 5, 2016
Subject: The two organisations will work to accelerate the uptake of carbon capture and storage technology.

North American clean energy accord to headline Three Amigos summit in Ottawa

Date: June 28, 2016
Subject: Powering ahead of both the U.S. and Mexico in renewable generation, Canada could benefit from exporting more electricity south.

Canada plans to double investment in cleantech research and development

Date: June 2, 2016
Subject: The Canadian Minister of Natural Resources, Jim Carr, has announced a federal government plan to keep powering the country’s clean economy.

Landmark Paris climate deal expected to get 80-100 signatures

Date: March 12, 2016
Subject: The official in charge of global climate negotiations says between 80 and 100 countries are expected to sign the landmark agreement to tackle climate change reached in Paris in December at a ceremony at U.N. headquarters on April 22.

Carbon Capture, Conversion and Storage Technologies: Challenges & Solutions

Date: March 3, 2016
Subject: CO2 Solutions VP, Business Development, M. Jonathan Carley, makes a statement during this opening address.

Real-Time Carbon Clock Shows Climate Change ‘Danger Zone’ Is Imminent

Date: January 18, 2016
Subject: Carbon dioxide pollution is the main reason the Earth is warming. Bloomberg’s Carbon Clock serves as an ominous reminder that carbon levels are rising rapidly. The clock tracks the monthly average levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere. The current number is slightly above 400 parts per million (ppm).

Two-thirds of the problems caused by climate change are down to man-made emissions, study says

Date: January 21, 2016
Subject: Almost two-thirds of the problems caused by climate change, some of which could have significant negative economic effects in the UK, are down to human-generated carbon emissions, new research has revealed.

Scientists Now Fear Climate Change Is Happening Faster Than It Has In All Of Earth’s History

Date: January 6, 2016
Subject: Climate change deniers often argue that the climate change we’re seeing now is just part of Earth’s natural cycle, and isn’t being caused by humans. But new research suggests that climate change is happening faster than it has at any other time in our planet’s history — and scientists are worried.

Quebec and Ontario receive the «Carbon Pricing Champion Award» for their exemplary commitment to the fight against climate change

Date: December 2, 2015
Subject: The Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change, Mr. David Heurtel, and the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Mr. Glen Murray, had the honour of being awarded the first Carbon Pricing Champion Award.

Canada joins the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition

Date: November 30, 2015
Subject: The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced Canada was joining the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC), which brings together leaders from government, business, and civil society to support the introduction and implementation of carbon pricing practices around the world.

Prime Minister announces investment in Global Climate Change Action

Date: November 27, 2015
Subject: Today the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced that Canada will contribute an historic $2.65 billion over the next five years to help developing countries tackle climate change.

CNRL boss welcomes Trudeau’s approach to tackling climate change

Date: November 6, 2015
Subject: The president of one of Canada’s biggest oil and gas companies says he welcomes Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s approach to tackling climate change.

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna preps for UN climate summit

Date: November 6, 2015
Subject: Newly minted Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is expected to attend her first international climate meeting next week in Paris, as a new poll suggests Canadians worry the country has lost its credibility on the world stage and want Ottawa to show leadership in the fight against global warming.

COP21: ‘Unprecedented levels of effort’ on GHG reductions still insufficient

Date: November 5, 2015
Subject: Under plans submitted to combat climate change, renewable energy generation will more than double in eight of the world’s top 10 greenhouse gas (GHG) emitting economies by 2030, while three of those will see their nuclear generation increase tenfold.

Companies increasingly putting price on carbon to plan for risk

Date: September 21, 2015
Subject: A new study shows companies in Canada and around the world are increasingly putting a price on carbon emissions in their financial planning in order to mitigate risks.

Quebec sets bold new greenhouse gas reduction targets

Date: September 17, 2015
Subject: Quebec's environment minister has announced ambitious new greenhouse gas reduction targets for the province.

Obama climate plan pivots toward Paris, and paves smooth terrain for CCS in America

Date: August 4, 2015
Subject: US President Barack Obama yesterday unveiled his revised Clean Power Plan to cut US power station emission by nearly a third in within 15 years, calling it “the biggest, most important step we have ever taken” to tackle climate change.

EPA Tweaks, but Keeps, Carbon Capture in Final Rule

Date: August 3, 2015
Subject: The Environmental Protection Agency opted to keep in place a controversial provision essentially requiring the partial use of carbon capture and storage technologies to meet final carbon dioxide emissions limits for any new coal-fired power plants built in the U.S.

Climate change: Obama unveils Clean Power Plan

Date: August 3, 2015
Subject: US President Barack Obama has unveiled what he called "the biggest, most important step we have ever taken" in tackling climate change.

Companies To Invest $140 Billion To Fight Climate Change

Date: July 27, 2015
Subject: The White House organized this large private-sector commitment

White House Calls Climate Change ‘An Urgent and Growing Threat’ to National Security

Date: February 6, 2015
Subject: "Climate change is an urgent and growing threat to our national security, contributing to increased natural disasters, refugee flows, and conflicts over basic resources like food and water," the report warns.

UN rights expert urges legally binding agreement on greenhouse gas emissions

Date: December 1, 2014
Subject: UN Independent Expert on human rights and international solidarity Virginia Dandan has urged states attending the UN Framework Convention for Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) in Lima, Peru, to commit to a new legally binding agreement on greenhouse gas emissions.

Scientists call for zero option on CO2 emissions

Date: November 5, 2014
Subject: New research shows that while cuts in short-lived pollutants such as methane and black carbon have benefits, the only long-term answer to global warming is to stop carbon dioxide emissions completely.

The Global Status of CCS: 2014

Date: November 5, 2014
Subject: The report provides a detailed overview of the current status of large-scale CCS projects worldwide, finding that 2014 has been a pivotal year for CCS, which is now a reality in the power industry.

Oil companies quietly prepare for a future of carbon pricing

Date: October 10, 2014
Subject: In the winter of 2013, after mounting pressure from shareholder groups who wanted to understand the impacts of any future climate legislation, the biggest U.S.-based oil companies were nudged into a surprising revelation...

Need for carbon capture pressing as global coal use surges

Date: July 3, 2014
Subject: The International Energy Agency (IEA) says the cost of carbon capture and storage (CCS) for coal fired power stations is dropping at a time when coal use is ramping up.

EPA launches Clear Power Plan to reduce carbon pollution

Date: June 2, 2014
Subject: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released its Clean Power Plan, which proposes a plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants, the single largest source of carbon pollution in the U.S.. The plan foresees in a combination of various tools to bring about a considerable reduction in CO2 emissions, including the use of remedial technologies such as carbon capture. The Company believes its proprietary technology is one of the lowest cost alternatives for carbon capture, as well as the economic reuse thereof. Please follow the links provided below for the EPA press release, as well as a more detailed overview of the plan, its impact and the approach to bring about the proposed changes:

"Time running out" as CO2 levels hit new high: UN

Date: May 26, 2014
Subject: Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations have crossed a new threshold, the UN's weather agency said on Monday, highlighting the urgency of curbing man-made, climate-altering greenhouse gases.

Shell joins ranks in fight against climate change

Date: April 10, 2014
Subject: Shell signed a non-binding document, called the Trillion Tonne Communique, along with 70 other companies like Adidas and Unilever, which calls for ambitious timelines to bring global greenhouse gas emissions to "net zero" by the end of the century.

Concerns Over Greenhouse Gas Emissions at Coal Plants to Expedite Deployment of Clean Coal Technologies, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

Date: January 21, 2014
Subject: Mounting concerns to curb these emissions, particularly CO2 is drawing the need for clean coal technologies that facilitate in improving environmental performance of coal.

Why Cleantech, and why now?

Date: December 3, 2013
Subject: The world’s population is approximately seven billion and growing. Projections suggest our planet could be home to as many as 10 billion people by 2050. That growth increases demand for energy. The 2013 World Energy Outlook (IEA) forecasts world energy consumption will grow by one-third by 2035. Much of that demand will come from the rapidly expanding economies in Asia.

Technology Roadmap: Carbon Capture and Storage

Date: August 2013
Subject: Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a critical component in a portfolio of low-carbon energy technologies aimed at combating climate change. Given the dominant role that fossil fuels continue to play in primary energy consumption, the urgency of CCS deployment is only increasing

China’s emissions could peak by 2023 with introduction of ETS

Date: August 27, 2013
Subject: Emissions in China could peak as soon as 2023 if a carbon pricing mechanism is introduced, according to new research by Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

The More Carbon Emissions We Cut, The Better The World Economy Does

Date: August 27, 2013
Subject: Climate change means more droughts and altered rain patterns, leading to greater food insecurity. It means constricted freshwater supplies and heat waves, putting more strain on the infrastructure of cities and communities. It means less water to help run power stations and manufacturing processes, and altered river flows that can render shipping lanes useless. It means stronger storms and extreme weather that cause more damage, and it even means new and larger climate areas diseases can travel in. Add it all up, and it means a lot of damage to the economy...

Carbon-Capture Technology Seen Aiding Climate in U.S. Assessment

Date: June 26, 2013
Subject: The U.S. has 36 underground basins that could store 3,000 metric gigatons of carbon dioxide... Those reserves could be used for carbon-capture technology from coal-fired power plants to reduce carbon emissions.

World can’t wait until 2020 on climate change

Date: June 17, 2013
Subject: The IEA warns that ‘the world is not on track to limit the long-term rise in the average global temperature to two degrees Celsius,’ and intensive action is required before 2020

Global Warming is Out of Control says International Energy Agency

Date: June 10, 2013
Subject: International Energy says in a report release today that the world is not on track to control the temperature increase of 2 degrees Celsius and urged the governments to put in action four energy policies that would help keep the climate goals...

To see results, a global world policy must be implemented (in French)

Date: May 28, 2013
Subject: What should be done to limit climate change and its conséquences?

China agrees to impose carbon targets by 2016

Date: May 21, 2013
Subject: Beijing’s thaw over greenhouse gases seen as major step in battling climate change

Keeping the faith in carbon capture and storage

Date: May 6, 2013
Subject: Once touted a major answer to oil sands’ carbon emissions, carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology has seen setbacks in Canada and around the world that have prompted alarms about its potential to make a difference in the battle against climate change.

U.S. Pledges Climate Change Cooperation with China and Japan

Date: APril 16, 2013
Subject: John Kerry made climate change a centerpiece of his first Asia tour as Secretary of State over the weekend, signing agreements with both Japan and China for cooperation in implementing practical measures for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Alberta’s bold plan to cut emissions stuns Ottawa and oil industry

Date: April 3, 2013
Subject: The Alberta government has quietly presented a proposal to sharply increase levies on carbon production and force large oil-industry producers to slash greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 40 per cent...

Leading academic warns on failure to adopt CCS

Date: April 3, 2013
Subject: A leading researcher into carbon capture and storage (CCS) believes the extent of carbon emissions being released by developing nations means the world cannot afford to ignore the claims of the technology as part of the solution.

Where the money is in cleantech: oil and gas

Date: March 22, 2013
Subject: Cleantech investment is not dead, it just requires new approaches and a recognition that the traditional oil and gas industry may very well be the best patron for cleantech development and deployment. At least for now.

Canadians are ready for a carbon tax. Is anyone listening?

Date: March 11, 2013
Subject: ...Canadians are open to be convinced that carbon taxes are the right strategy for climate change, it is now time for our political and business leaders to demonstrate leadership...

2012 was 2nd worst year for CO2 emissions ever; power plants the culprit

Date: March 9, 2013
Subject: The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported that 2012 was the worst year for CO2 pollution since 1998, and second worst year since scientists started measuring this greenhouse gas in 1959...

South Africa to launch carbon tax in 2015

Date: March 1, 2013
Subject: A carbon tax of around $13 per tonne of CO2 is to be introduced in South Africa. The tax will affect its biggest industrial emitters and is expected to be running from 2015.

World Bank warns of ‘4-degree’ threshold of global temperature increase

Date: November 19, 2012
Subject: The World Bank is urging stepped-up efforts to meet world carbon-reduction goals after looking at what it says would be the catastrophic consequences if average world temperatures rise more than 4 degrees Celsius (7.2 degrees Fahrenheit) by the end of the century.

Shell, Unilever Lead 100 Companies Calling for CO2 Price

Date: November 19, 2012
Subject: Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) joined Unilever NV (UNA) and more than 100 companies calling for lawmakers worldwide to put a “clear” price on carbon emissions in order to contain global warming.

Deadly Connection: Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Date: September 28, 2012
Subject: After record-breaking heat, destructive wildfires, droughts and storms punished communities across the United States this year, two House Democrats are asking Congress to recognize the steep cost of climate change’s steroidal effect on extreme weather.

New coal-fired power plants will have to capture CO2

Date: March 27, 2012
Subject: New coal-fired power plants will have to severely limit greenhouse gas emissions, according to long-awaited greenhouse gas rules for power plants proposed March 27 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Codexis Carbon team featured in Arun Majumdar’s speech Starting around minute 16:00 in video

Date: March 1, 2012
Subject: Arun Majumdar discusses ARPA-E's role in meeting 21st century energy needs with American innovation.