A University of Alabama student is heading to Lima, Peru next month for a United Nations conference on climate change. Catherine King is a chemical engineering major with a focus on green chemistry. She’s one of 8 students across the country the American Chemical Society selected to attend the conference. King says the issue of climate change has become too politicized.
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.
The first ever state regulations on wind energy could become law soon. The legislation has already passed in the Senate and a public hearing is scheduled for tomorrow in the House. Texas-based Pioneer Green Energy is charging the legislation is intended to stop two of their wind farms from being bu
A bill now before the Alabama House would set the state’s first regulations on wind farms. The plan would mean building large wind mills to generate electricity. The plan to regulate wind power in Alabama passed the Senate last week by a vote of 24-to-6. Bill sponsor Republican Phil Williams represents Etowah and Cherokee Counties. He says he started looking into wind farms when he learned of two projects planned for his district.