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December 10, 2003

New DOE Reports Highlight Climate Change Technologies

DOE released a report on December 2nd that profiles near- and long-term technologies for addressing climate change. The report includes a range of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, as well as hydrogen energy. It also includes such options as low-emission fossil energy, nuclear fission and fusion, carbon sequestration technologies, and other approaches. An accompanying report summarizes the current state of research on these technologies. See the DOE press release or go directly to the two reports: "Research and Current Activities" and "Technology Options for the Near and Long Term".

Meanwhile, a report released by the Prototype Carbon Fund—a public and private partnership to combat climate change—finds that the global trading of carbon emission credits doubled in 2003. As of November, more than 70 million tons of carbon dioxide were traded worldwide. See the report (PDF 252 KB). Download Acrobat Reader.