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CCBJ Vol IV No 02-03: Fossil Fuels

Will global fossil fuel dependence transition gradually or will policy measures, technology and strategic initiatives by industry make more revolutionary changes possible? This double edition covers various scenarios in each major emitter segment and puts them together in overviews of short- and long-term business opportunities for those providing solutions.

Inside this edition:

  • Oil & Gas Industry: From the wellhead to the pipeline, oil and gas companies are coming under new GHG regulations, driving business for vendors.
  • Low Carbon Fuel Standard: California's ambitious LCFS rule challenges oil companies and creates new markets for alternative fuels. Northeast states and Canadian provinces may follow California's model.
  • Shale Gas: Massive new reserves are transforming energy markets and creating new demand for environmental services, especially water treatment.
  • Fossil Power: From GHGs and new APC rules to stakeholder pressures and low natural gas prices, fossil power generators contend with uncertainty.
  • CCS Funding up to $25 Billion: While some U.S. project proponents face setbacks, others go forward. China, UK, EU and Alberta are first movers.
  • Canada's CCS Projects: Shell sets a new standard for the oilsands. Stakeholder acceptance imay hinge on outcome of Saskatchewan leakage study.
  • Profile of American Electric Power: Utility giant moves ahead with ultra-supercritical coal and natural gas power. Scale-up of CCS demo project in question.

Firms and Organizations:

American Electric Power, Brattle Group, Burns & McDonnell, Charles River Associates, Duke Energy, EcoJustice, Electric Power Research Institute, ERM, GE, Global CCS Institute, Golder Associates, Great River Energy, International Power, Irbaris, Navigant Consulting, Shell, Siemens Energy, Southern Co., URS, Waste Management, Worley Parsons and many others.



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