National Energy Technology Laboratory On Quest to Tame CO2

Putting Carbon In Its Place

by Tom Imerito

Although climate change is a recent problem, the government agency most responsible for addressing it, has roots that go back to 1910 when the United States Bureau of Mines (BOM) came into being.  A hundred years ago the Bureau was born to secure a safe workplace for miners and a reliable supply of fossil energy for a growing nation.  Today, BOM’s successor, the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) functions in similar fashion by ensuring the development of affordable fossil fuel technologies that will meet the nation’s future demand for energy without diminishing our quality of life. [Continue Reading…]