Capturing the carbon created by electricity generation and storing it is one way to cut the amount of CO2 that human activity puts into the atmosphere. To integrate such a process into power plants requires consideration of its costs, risks and limitations, and the technologies available to carry it out.
A new study of carbon capture and storage has claimed that the technology may not achieve the promised emissions reductions and could have a greater overall impact on the environment than unabated gas power plants.
The head of the North American unit of the Global CCS Institute says carbon capture and storage technology is just as relevant and viable as ever, despite recent setbacks feeding sceptics who are broadcasting its doom.
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) stands out as one of the most important technological solutions if Europe is to achieve its goals for energy and climate change, insists the EU Commissioner for Energy, Guenther Oettinger.