Technology operating today can capture carbon dioxide from the air, but it’s expensive.
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One estimate suggests at least a sixth of all emissions cuts expected from the Inflation Reduction Act would come from carbon capture.
Models suggest that CCS tech alone won’t be enough to avert climate disaster.
Research shows large-scale reliance on carbon capture risks postponing climate action too far into the future.
Whales help circulate nutrients around oceans, contributing to better carbon storage.
Using our oceans as carbon sinks could help achieve climate goals set in the most recent IPCC report.
While carbon dioxide removal from the air is not a replacement for emissions reductions, it can supplement these efforts. Experts are continually researching the best ways to do this.
The U.S. had seven operating offshore wind turbines with 42 megawatts of capacity in 2021. The Biden administration’s goal is 30,000 megawatts by 2030.
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Wind turbines often can produce more power than is needed for electricity onshore. That extra energy could be put to work capturing and storing carbon.
Some industries, including steel and cement, emit carbon dioxide as part of the manufacturing process, and could benefit from carbon capture technologies.
Carbon capture technologies have been labelled as a distraction. But as we enter the all-hands-on-deck phase of tackling climate change, they must not be ignored.
The UK government has committed to phase out coal power completely by 2024.
If the UK is to achieve net zero by 2050, it needs to get moving on making a successful green transition across fuel, transport and housing.
Most carbon dioxide captured in the U.S. today is used to extract more oil.
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Most carbon dioxide captured in the U.S. today is used to extract more oil. Two scholars point to another way: biological sequestration.
CO₂ is used in a range of industries, from food production to pharmaceuticals.
COVID-19 pandemic has seen the Morrison government abandon long-held dogma on debt and deficits. But on climate and energy, it’s singing from the same old songbook.
We cannot rely on technology development alone to deeply cut Australia’s emissions. Other policies and more money will be needed.
A carbon dioxide capture and storage facility in Schwarze Pumpe, Brandenburg, Germany.
Carbon capture and storage has failed to put a dent in global emissions, and the world is running out of time.
Drax biomass plant, Yorkshire.
The Drax biomass plant in Yorkshire is the first in the world to pioneer carbon capture and some specialists see it as it has a bright future. But hold the rosy headlines.
Testing new ways to use this technology is underway in Japan.
These technologies could turn into a powerful tool for fighting global warming, and they have the potential to address historical climate injustices.
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It may be just as well the UK government scrapped its previous carbon capture competition.
Drax and Eggborough power stations in England.
Why go to all that bother when you can just half-fill the kettle?
No common standard: CHAdeMO, CCS and Tesla Supercharger plugs.
CHAdeMO: C-CarTom; CCS: Hadhuey; Tesla: Paul Sladen
Standards, like electrical plugs, are usually so simple we don’t even really notice them. But they’re extremely important: Good ones can drive innovation; bad ones can stifle growth.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull spoke about clean coal at his National Press Club address.
In his speech this week to the National Press Club, Turnbull initiated a genuine “game-changer” in the debate about power generation in this country. It is instructive to focus explicitly on what he said…
Watt a good idea.
Many believe we can stabilise the power supply by asking customers to help - but there’s a problem.
Carbon capture is fundamentally flawed. Here’s plan B.