Infrastructure

"Aerial Surveys Show US Landfills Are Major Source Of Methane Emissions"

"Over half of U.S. landfills observed by aerial surveys are super-emitting sources of methane, according to a new study in the journal Science published on Thursday.
The study is the largest assessment to date of methane from landfills, the third-largest source of U.S. methane emissions, and suggests an opportunity to tackle climate change by targeting a prevalent and potent greenhouse gas."

Source: Reuters, 03/29/2024

DOE Will Lend $1.5B To Restart Michigan Nuclear Power Plant, A US First

"The federal government will provide a $1.5 billion loan to restart a nuclear power plant in southwestern Michigan, officials announced Wednesday."

Source: AP, 03/28/2024

"A Great Lakes Pipeline Tangles Politics in Two Battleground States"

"Line 5 crosses tribal lands, runs beneath the water and needs major upgrades. Opponents fear spills. Supporters envision jobs. Everyone sees a fight."

Source: NYTimes, 03/28/2024

"Water Companies In England Face Outrage Over Record Sewage Discharges"

"Water companies in England have faced a barrage of criticism as data revealed raw sewage was discharged for more than 3.6m hours into rivers and seas last year in a 105% increase on the previous 12 months."

Source: Guardian, 03/28/2024

Enviros Sue to Block Expansion of New York State’s Largest Landfill

"Seneca Meadows is running out of space and wants a new permit to grow by 47 acres. The plaintiffs say the landfill emits a foul odor and violates their rights under the state's so-called Green Amendment."

Source: Inside Climate News, 03/26/2024

"Developing Nations' Booming Cement Demand May Drive Up CO2 Emissions"

"Innovation and policy changes are urgently required to tackle climate-warming emissions from the cement sector, with an infrastructure boom in developing countries set to drive up production for decades, a research group said on Thursday."

Source: Reuters, 03/26/2024

DOE Announces $475M For Clean Energy Projects On Mine Land Sites

"The Biden administration pumped more money into clean energy projects Thursday, announcing up to $475 million in federal funding for projects in five states — including the political battleground states of Pennsylvania, Arizona and Nevada." "The administration said the clean energy projects will strengthen the country’s energy security while helping ensure mining communities continue playing a role in the energy economy."

Source: AP, 03/22/2024

Companies to Inject Millions of Tons of CO2 Underground. Will It Stay Put?

"A new report highlights the risk 120,000 abandoned oil and gas wells pose to carbon dioxide storage in Louisiana, home to more proposals to pump the greenhouse gas underground than any other state." "With industry planning to inject tens of millions of tons annually, a looming question is whether the climate-warming gas will stay underground."

Source: Inside Climate News, 03/22/2024

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