Energy Dept. Announces $1.2 Billion to Advance Controversial Climate Technology

Screen grab from video of Al Gore's TED Talk.

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced that a subsidiary of U.S.-based oil company Occidental Petroleum will receive a grant to develop a commercial-scale direct air capture (DAC) facility in southern Texas.  It is one of two DAC projects selected under a $1.2 billion federal program to scale up DAC, which the Energy Department has called the […]