In a win for the planet, Austria has officially shut down its last coal-fired power plant as part of a broader plan to end the use of fossil fuels for energy production by 2030. The plant stopped operating on Friday, after providing heat and electricity for the nearby city of … [Read more...] about Austria phases out coal from its energy production
Tuesday brought a somewhat mind-blowing announcement in the world of power plants and pollution. In a nutshell: A nonprofit artificial intelligence firm called WattTime is going to use satellite imagery to precisely track the air pollution (including carbon emissions) coming out … [Read more...] about Satellites will soon track the exact air pollution of every power plant on Earth
Scientists have unveiled an efficient method to turn CO2 emissions from power plants into fuel that could be used for running cars, planes, as well as multi-purpose chemical feedstock. The carbon-capturing technique involves a membrane made from hybrid materials that can absorb … [Read more...] about Scientists develop a new efficient method of capturing CO2 from power plants
Power plants provide homes and businesses with electricity on a daily basis. But plants also consume a daily essential: Water. … [Read more...] about Could cutting CO2 emissions provide water during droughts?
Assessing the direct public health impact of power-plant emissions reduction provides further support to the climate change regulation to be introduced by President Obama this summer, judging by a new study published this week in the journal Nature Climate Change. Cutting carbon … [Read more...] about EPA climate rules would reduce air pollution, saving thousands of lives