Electric F-150 Pickups Beat Ethanol-Fueled Models for Environment, Save Drivers Money: Study 

As the Ford Motor Company cuts production of its electrically-powered F-150 Lightning pickup trucks, recent research demonstrates that the Lightning outperforms conventional and alternative-fuel-powered F-150 models. Stanford University researcher Mark Z. Jacobson’s analysis of alternatives to gasoline-powered vehicles also found that a proposed plan to capture carbon emissions from three dozen plants producing ethanol-based automotive […]

EPA Requirements for Monitoring Buried Carbon Emissions Are Too Weak: New Report 

The nation’s top environmental regulator doesn’t have sufficient rules to monitor leaks from carbon capture projects, according to an environmental watchdog’s new report. The analysis of Environmental Protection Agency-approved monitoring, reporting, and verification plans for carbon capture projects, released today by the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP), found that the EPA’s current regulations fail to address […]

Why the Belief That Carbon Capture Technologies Can Work at Gigaton-Scale Is a Gigantic Gamble

A new report shows that fossil fuel production by 2030 is set to exceed the level that would be compatible with limiting warming to 1.5°C by more than 110 percent. A second just-released report reveals that to mitigate that growth, the use of carbon capture and storage (CCS) and carbon dioxide removal (CDR) technologies would have to reach gigaton scale in less than 10 years, which might not be possible.