Carbon Counselor Blog

  • Does Carbon Capture Lead to More Earthquakes?

    From dams to waste management to fuel mining and the process of injecting CO2 into the ground, this article takes a look at large scale alterations to the environment that may be the cause of the recent increase in earthquakes.  According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the average rate ...

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  • A Glacier in the Desert?

    Looking to help people believe in the impossible when it comes to energy solutions, a Dutch artist is proposing to create just that … a glacier in the desert!  Designed in the shape of an elm leaf, the super-sized surface will be covered in photovoltaic solar cells that will power ...

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  • New York’s Energy Infrastructure Strengthened

    About a year ago, Hurricane Sandy surprised and devastated a good portion of the northeast.  The gas shortage that resulted was an inconvenience to many but, most importantly, impeded response from emergency crews due to lack of fuel.  To avoid similar scenarios in the future, New York is creating a ...

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  • Eight States Agree to Get “Plugged In”

    Coastal states on both sides of the country are teaming up to put 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the road within 12 years.  Currently, there are about 165,000 cars making up the zero-emission crowd, including battery-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles, and hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles.  About a third of today’s ...

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  • U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions Fell Again in 2012

    According to a recent report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions declined 3.8% last year even though the nation's economy grew 2.8%. The decline is attributed to efficiency gains, an increased use of natural gas verses coal and an unusually warm winter. Increased use of renewables ...

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