carbon capture and storage

Carbon Engineering is doubling its CO2-capturing machine even before it’s built

Carbon Engineering is doubling its CO2-capturing machine even before it’s built

Tackling the climate crisis will need not just cutting emissions, but capturing some of the carbon dioxide that we've dumped into the atmosphere.
Chevron starts its unique project that buries carbon dioxide underground

Chevron starts its unique project that buries carbon dioxide underground

The technology at the heart of the project, called carbon capture and storage, is vital in the global fight against climate change.
A tiny tweak in California law is creating a strange thing: carbon-negative oil

A tiny tweak in California law is creating a strange thing: carbon-negative oil

An oil company is working with a Harvard professor to build a large-scale plant that can capture carbon dioxide from the air and recover oil at the same time.
Vicki Hollub is showing Big Oil how to survive climate change

Vicki Hollub is showing Big Oil how to survive climate change

The CEO of Occidental Petroleum is boosting the company's profile and capturing carbon dioxide.
Big Oil’s expected $5-trillion investment will blow past global climate goals

Big Oil’s expected $5-trillion investment will blow past global climate goals

If oil companies aren't reined in, they are going to put shareholders at risk. That's the conclusion of "Overexposed," a new report from Global Witness.
Shell will spend $300 million to offset carbon emissions. Here’s the catch

Shell will spend $300 million to offset carbon emissions. Here’s the catch

The oil giant wants to make fossil fuels more palatable for the environmentally-conscious consumer.
The world needs to get excited about capturing carbon dioxide from the air—and stay that way

The world needs to get excited about capturing carbon dioxide from the air—and stay that way

Donald Trump won the US presidential election by touting a technology that could help Americans combat global warming. That statement probably sounds pretty weird. But…
The EU has spent nearly $500 million on technology to fight climate change—with little to show for it

The EU has spent nearly $500 million on technology to fight climate change—with little to show for it

In a report to be published later today, the European Court of Auditors will say that the EU spent more than €424 million ($486 million)…
The ultimate guide to negative-emission technologies

The ultimate guide to negative-emission technologies

The world has delayed reducing carbon emissions for so long that humanity will need to suck enormous amounts of carbon dioxide back out from the…
Trapping carbon pollution underground for thousands of years is key to fighting climate change

Trapping carbon pollution underground for thousands of years is key to fighting climate change

Trapping carbon emissions deep within Earth's crust may be a clever way to keep warming greenhouse gases from amassing in the planet's atmosphere. Giant wind turbines and solar-paneled roofs are
Machines that suck CO₂ from the air might be cheaper than we thought

Machines that suck CO₂ from the air might be cheaper than we thought

Operators of pilot plant publish their design and costs for scaling up.
In Texas, a new power plant could redefine carbon capture

In Texas, a new power plant could redefine carbon capture

Carbon capture has been decidedly uneconomic, but NET Power wants to change that.
A radical US startup has successfully fired up its zero-emissions fossil-fuel power plant

A radical US startup has successfully fired up its zero-emissions fossil-fuel power plant

The US energy startup, Net Power, has announced that it has successfully fired up its natural-gas plant in La Porte, Texas. In the age of…
Norway has given a cautious approval to Europe’s largest carbon-capture project

Norway has given a cautious approval to Europe’s largest carbon-capture project

Among all European countries, Norway is the only one making any serious progress on a technology crucial to helping the world reach its climate goals:…

Could clean hydrogen power UK’s zero-emissions future?

Thanks to the rapid growth in solar and wind power, the UK is among the few big European countries that has been able to hit…
Trump signed a landmark bill that could create the next big technologies to fight climate change

Trump signed a landmark bill that could create the next big technologies to fight climate change

Donald Trump is no champion of the environment. But this morning, in signing a bill to continue funding the US government, he also ended up…
Keeping the world below 2°C of warming needs tech we don’t have

Keeping the world below 2°C of warming needs tech we don’t have

European national science academies report warns tepid emission cuts not enough.
ExxonMobil says climate change poses little risk to its business

ExxonMobil says climate change poses little risk to its business

It’s predictable what an oil company would do when its shareholders want to know about the risks to its business in the face of climate…
The compelling case for capturing carbon emissions and burying them underground

The compelling case for capturing carbon emissions and burying them underground

Livermore, California Over my year of reporting on carbon-capture technology, I made it a habit to ask everyone I interviewed to suggest three others I…

Humanity’s fight against climate change is failing. One technology can change that.

Iceland is cold. But it sits atop one of the world’s hottest underground regions, giving the country the ability to tap into a massive store…