Archive for 2007

Coal-Fired Utilities Ponder Carbon Risk and Future Plans

As governments wrestle with the implications of carbon emissions and global warming, electric utilities dependent on coal-fired power plants are pondering their response to the situation and probable future carbon regulation. With 50-60% percent of the nation’s electricity coming from coal, the question is a huge one for utilities. The cheapest plants to operate are […]

OECD Warns Biofuel “Medicine” No Cure

Just in time for the Nobel Conference, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has fired a warning shot across the bows of the growing biofuels flotilla. The OECD, a consortium of market-based democratic governments, noted that biofuel development has been driven by a desire to develop markets for surplus agriculture production without proper […]

Global Cooling and Scientific Confusion

A comment was made in general chemistry today about scientists in the 1970s saying we should be worried about global cooling. Now scientists are warning about global warming. Why are scientists so confused on this issue? A summary of this issue can be found at New Scientist’s web site: here The debate centers around the […]

2009 Nobel Conference website

The 2009 Nobel Conference website continues to be updated. Visitors will find a wealth of information pertaining to this year’s conference, including presenter biographies, a tentative schedule, and suggested resources .