Carbon Tax

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated panoramic image of a cement plant with a large vacuum cleaner labeled "CCS" hovering over it

Cement Is One Of Few Industries Where Carbon Capture May Be Competitive In Niches

As concrete month draws nearer to a close, it’s time to look at an option not previously explored, continuing to use limestone but bolting on carbon capture and paying for waste disposal in permanent sequestration sites. After fifteen years of assessing carbon capture technologies, pilots and proposals, this is one … [continued]

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated anoramic image of a concrete truck pouring US paper money into a construction site's foundation

Decarbonizing Cement & Concrete Is Noble, But Why Will Developers Pay For It?

During what has become concrete month, I’ve explored the full range of actual and purported solutions to the climate problem that is the cement, steel, and concrete used in construction. The industry’s emissions are high, with every ton of reinforced concrete having a carbon debt of 0.3-0.4 tons of carbon … [continued]

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Do Carbon Offsets Really Work?

Carbon offsets are credits that you purchase in order to balance out your emissions. You fund a project that will remove or store that same amount of carbon dioxide you emitted but in a different place. Your credit purchase means you “retire” the emissions to a carbon sink such as … [continued]