carbon emissions

Science & Health
1:40 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

'Carbon Capture' One Key to Combating Global Warming

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The question of how to reduce the pollution that causes global warming is now a hot topic since new carbon limits were announced by the EPA earlier this month.  Those proposed rules aim to reduce national carbon emissions from existing power plants 30 percent by the year 2030.  In Alabama, the goal is 27 percent.  The boom in natural gas could help, as could investments in renewable energy like wind and solar.  Another method is what’s called “carbon capture.”  Dr.

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Global Warming-Alabama
4:25 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Feds Seek 27 Percent Drop In Ala. Carbon Emissions

New federal government targets for reducing carbon emissions in individual states could impact Alabama's coal-fired plants.
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The Obama administration wants Alabama to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by about 27 percent over the next 16 years.

The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday announced targets for reducing carbon emissions in individual states. It's a major part of the administration's effort to combat climate change.

In Alabama, the government says power plants produced 1,444 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt hour in 2012. The government wants to reduce that amount by about 27 percent by 2030.

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