Archive for the ‘greenhouse gas’ Category

Mini-Reactors in the works.

July 17, 2008

Good news for those concerned with Global Warming and American Energy independence!

Plans for smaller nuclear reactors, which can be US built, have been submitted to the NRC for approval.

These small plants, which produce no greenhouse gases, are designed to produce 45-megawatts of power with a very small footprint. The unit is less than 70 feet long and the containment vessel is only 14 feet in diameter.

These can be easily placed in remote areas that currently use diesel generators and would be useful in more urban areas, such as California and the Northeast, to reduce dependence on plants that burn coal, oil and natural gas.

Cross posted at http://urbintechnology.wordpress.com/2008/07/17/mini-reactors-in-the-works/.

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Carbon credits cause global warming

June 3, 2007

Not only are they scam of epic proportions, this result was predictable:

One senior figure suggested there may be faults with up to 20% of the carbon credits – known as certified emissions reductions – already sold. Since these are used by European governments and corporations to justify increases in emissions, the effect is that in some cases malpractice at the CDM has added to the net amount of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere.

I’m not surprised by this…

May 27, 2007

A parking lot full of SUVs at a Cult of Algore convention.

This Just In…

May 9, 2007

Wonders of Science: Using Greenhouse gas to fuel your H2

April 25, 2007

The MIT Technology Review has the story:

Chemists have shown that it is possible to use solar energy, paired with the right catalyst, to convert carbon dioxide into a raw material for making a wide range of products, including plastics and gasoline.