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Xcel, Duke say advanced nukes, carbon capture, hydrogen the tools to get to net-zero

July 2, 2020

Corporate planning officials at Xcel Energy and Duke Energy said in interviews they foresee advanced nuclear reactors, carbon capture and the use of hydrogen among the tools they will need to reach their 2050 carbon-free goals.

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The missing puzzle piece for getting to 100% clean power

March 28, 2020

Across the country, dozens of cities and states have passed laws or resolutions targeting 100 percent carbon-free electricity — most recently 20 communities in Utah and the state of Virginia.

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Inside ‘Project Odessa,’ an experiment in greener fossil-fuel power

March 16, 2020

Capturing carbon dioxide and storing it underground seems a no-brainer, according to the new calculus of a changing climate. But it has a dirty downside: It burns a lot of energy, which typically means it spews a lot of other pollutants.

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Texas should lead in promoting carbon capture regulation [Opinion]

Nov 29, 2019

Few places can match Texas’ experience with oil and gas exploration. From Spindletop and the dawn of the oil era to George Mitchell and the rise of hydraulic fracturing, Texas has led the way in energy exploration innovation.

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300-MW Natural Gas Allam Cycle Power Plant Targeted for 2022

Nov 27, 2019

Testing continues at NET Power for a much-watched project that is demonstrating production of low-carbon natural gas power. The project is using a supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) cycle,..

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First-of-a-kind CCS gas plant moves ahead

Nov 27, 2019

A partner in NET Power LLC said it’s evaluating sites for a commercial version of the natural gas power plant it labeled a “great success” as a pilot project in Texas that aims for near-zero greenhouse gas emissions.

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Climate policy needs negative carbon-dioxide emissions

Dec 5, 2019

On one side of a utility road at the edge of Drax power station in Yorkshire sits a vast pile of deep black coal. On the other side, trains loaded to the brim with compressed wood pellets. “The old and the new,” says a worker.

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Spanish oil and gas company vows to become a net-zero emitter of carbon

Dec 3, 2019

Can an oil and gas company become a net-zero emitter of greenhouse gases?

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US energy startup builds power plant that produces no carbon emissions

June 27, 2019

8 Rivers Capital President and CEO Bill Brown on Net Power’s zero-emissions power plant.

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This Power Plant Has Cracked Carbon Capture

July 3, 2018

NET Power figured out how to burn fossil fuels without releasing greenhouse gases, a critical step in the fight to slow climate change.

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That natural gas power plant with no carbon emissions or air pollution? It works.

June 1, 2018

The carbon-capture game is about to change.

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

May 31, 2018

In the age of climate change, when reducing emissions should be our primary goal, it may sound odd to celebrate the launch of a fossil fuel-burning plant. But Net Power is unique.

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Innovative zero-emissions power plant begins battery of tests

May 30, 2018

A team of engineers in La Porte, Texas has spent the past several weeks running tests on a prototype power plant that uses a stream of pure carbon dioxide – not air – to drive a turbine.

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This Power Plant Runs on CO2

May 30, 2018

Carbon capture costs nothing in NET Power’s new plant, which uses supercritical carbon dioxide to drive a turbine.

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