Green Economy

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated panoramic image depicting a shellfish with a weak and brittle shell

Another Day, Another Suspect Ocean Carbon Capture Technology

Carbon capture is back on the hype cycle, years after it was last being pushed upon us as the only real solution to our climate change problem because . It’s a favorite of the fossil fuel industry for obvious reasons. Some of them are even saying the quiet part out loud, that it gives them the social license to not only continue to operate, but to actually increase extraction of coal, oil, and gas.

ChatGPT and DALL-E generated panoramic image showcasing the contrast between an ocean carbon capture facility and a green, clean city on a pair of weigh scales

Electrolyzing Carbon Dioxide Out Of Sea Water Has Multiple Red Flags

In recent months I’ve returned to the overlapping subjects of geoengineering and carbon capture, both of which I’d mostly satisfied myself about years ago. Both, however, are re-ascending the hype scale and at least for aspects of geoengineering, my curiosity was unsatisfied.

Caribbean fellows with RMI work together discussing a solar panel system. Photo from RMI.

New Virtual Training and How-To Resources Help Leaders Advance Renewable Energy Development

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and RMI—founded as the Rocky Mountain Institute—have collaborated to provide a virtual training to support the development of renewable energy projects and created a how-to guide on battery energy storage systems. The publicly available virtual training and how-to-guide are available through RMI’s Energy Transition Academy (ETA) and are designed to help energy leaders with advancing renewable energy development.