November 10, 2023 - WorldOra Carbon News
have a friend, in the California governor’s office, EV division, who sent this information over last night.
Heirloom Opens First U.S. Direct Air Capture Plant California has its first Direct Air Capture plant, a first for the US. I am excited about it personally because I see DAC as a way to remove legacy carbon and help negate the unstoppable CO2 that we are short on technology to mitigate all of emissions at this point. Supporting Climeworks and Heirloom’s DAC efforts is an important way to help hedge our bets. Yes, it is expensive but it is one of many ways that we should be pursuing in order to counter decades of ignoring our emissions problems.
To reiterate, we do need to stop all emissions now/ASAP, AND remove all that we can. The UN’s IPCC report flat out calls for removal as necessary to stay under 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Thank you Cortney Copeland and I am proud of California and Heirloom for bringing the US into the DAC world.
Also The world's largest steel mill will get a second life as a wind turbine … in Maryland. What was once the world’s largest steel mill is about to become Maryland’s first permanent offshore wind turbine factory.
This week, the US Department of Transportation Maritime Administration awarded $47.4 million to the new factory, called Sparrows Point Steel.
Six Maryland lawmakers (all Democrats) issued a joint statement about the award:
Through both the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Inflation Reduction Act, we’re bringing manufacturing jobs back to the US and back to Maryland, and this investment will help make Baltimore a competitive manufacturing hub for offshore wind and a premier destination for clean energy growth.