-- MIT provides blueprint for future use of coal Leading academics from an interdisciplinary MIT panel issued a report today that examines how the world can continue to use coal in a way that mitigates, instead of worsens, the global warming crisis.
-- AEP to install carbon capture on two existing power plants American Electric Power will install carbon capture on two coal-fired power plants in what it says will be the first commercial use of technologies to significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing plants.
-- EU to set carbon capture deadline All coal-fired power stations built in the European Union (EU) after 2020 could be forced to capture their carbon dioxide emissions under proposals that EU leaders are likely to adopt at this week's summit in Brussels.
-- US notches record year for wind turbines More wind turbines were installed in the US than any other country in 2006, bringing its total wind generating capacity to 11,600 MW, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).
-- TXU slashes build plans in acquisition TXU has agreed to take eight coal-fired plants out of its future generation plans in an agreement with investment companies for a $45 billion buyout of the utility.
-- EU agrees to 20% cut in carbon dioxide by 2020 European Union (EU) environment ministers made a legally binding agreement on Tuesday to cut overall carbon dioxide emissions 20 per cent by 2020, and they are ready to go to 30 per cent if other industrialized nations match European efforts to curb global warming.