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Title: FETC Programs for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Abstract

Mark Twain once quipped that everyone talks about the weather but no one does anything about it. With interest in global climate change on the rise, researchers in the fossil-energy sector are feeling the heat to provide new technology to permit continued use of fossil fuels but with reduced emissions of so-called `greenhouse gases.` Three important greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide, are released to the atmosphere in the course of recovering and combusting fossil fuels. Their importance for trapping radiation, called forcing, is in the order given. In this report, we briefly review how greenhouse gases cause forcing and why this has a warming effect on the Earth`s atmosphere. Then we discuss programs underway at FETC that are aimed at reducing emissions of methane and carbon dioxide.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
USDOE Federal Energy Technology Center, Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
600529
Report Number(s):
DOE/FETC-98/1058
ON: DE98002029; NC: NONE; TRN: 98:006884
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Feb 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; GREENHOUSE GASES; AIR POLLUTION ABATEMENT; CARBON DIOXIDE; METHANE; NITROUS OXIDE; FOSSIL FUELS; GREENHOUSE EFFECT; PROGRESS REPORT; EARTH ATMOSPHERE; RESEARCH PROGRAMS

Citation Formats

Ruether, J.A. FETC Programs for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions. United States: N. p., 1998. Web. doi:10.2172/600529.
Ruether, J.A. FETC Programs for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions. United States. doi:10.2172/600529.
Ruether, J.A. Sun . "FETC Programs for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions". United States. doi:10.2172/600529. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/600529.
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abstractNote = {Mark Twain once quipped that everyone talks about the weather but no one does anything about it. With interest in global climate change on the rise, researchers in the fossil-energy sector are feeling the heat to provide new technology to permit continued use of fossil fuels but with reduced emissions of so-called `greenhouse gases.` Three important greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide, are released to the atmosphere in the course of recovering and combusting fossil fuels. Their importance for trapping radiation, called forcing, is in the order given. In this report, we briefly review how greenhouse gases cause forcing and why this has a warming effect on the Earth`s atmosphere. Then we discuss programs underway at FETC that are aimed at reducing emissions of methane and carbon dioxide.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Sun Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 1998},
month = {Sun Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 1998}
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