Carbon capture’s role has been rejigged as a climate solution in recent years

A new report discusses the benefits of using carbon capture and storage technology to help address climate change. The report states that CCS is a 50-year-old technology with variable results in capturing and storing carbon dioxide. Project developers have almost always reused the captured carbon for enhanced oil recovery (EOR), producing oil and gas and … Continue reading Carbon capture’s role has been rejigged as a climate solution in recent years

The US energy and climate transition: carbon capture to play a big role

In an article on The Conversation website, Wil Burns, Professor of Research in Environmental Policy at the American University School of International Service discusses what the US climate bill means for the energy transition. What are your views?   The climate bill’s projected emissions cuts rely heavily on carbon capture – it would mean thousands … Continue reading The US energy and climate transition: carbon capture to play a big role

What works to slow climate change?

Kevin Trenberth, Distinguished Scholar, NCAR; Affiliated Faculty at the University of Auckland, writes on The Conversation website argues that that the most effective way to address the climate change problem is to decarbonise economies not to have such alternatives as geoengineering; carbon capture and storage, including “direct air capture”; and planting trees. What are your … Continue reading What works to slow climate change?

“While capturing carbon will be essential in tackling the climate crisis, it shouldn’t be used to delay action now”

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is widely anticipated to play a key role in this transformation by helping to cut carbon emissions worldwide. But relying on CCS may overshadow solutions that focus on reducing our energy demand and making behavioural changes that put sustainability first. Avit K Bhowmik, Assistant Professor of Risk and Environmental Studies … Continue reading “While capturing carbon will be essential in tackling the climate crisis, it shouldn’t be used to delay action now”

The potential for pairing wind turbines with technology that captures carbon dioxide directly from the air and stores it in natural reservoirs under the ocean

The marine geophysicist David Goldberg, Lamont Research Professor at Columbia University writes on The Conversation website about how wind farms could help capture carbon and store it long-term. What are your views?   Offshore wind farms could help capture carbon from air and store it long-term – using energy that would otherwise go to waste … Continue reading The potential for pairing wind turbines with technology that captures carbon dioxide directly from the air and stores it in natural reservoirs under the ocean

The technology to capture carbon is in development, but one burning question remains: where on Earth should we store all that carbon?

Kian Mintz-Woo, Lecturer in Philosophy, Environmental Research Institute at the University College Cork writes on The Conversation website about the challenges to use carbon capture and storage to reach zero emissions.   Carbon capture and storage: where should the world store CO₂? It’s a moral dilemma The recent Glasgow climate pact committed 197 countries to … Continue reading The technology to capture carbon is in development, but one burning question remains: where on Earth should we store all that carbon?

Fossil fuel industry repositioning itself as a “carbon management industry”

The fossil fuel industry is now shifting to a new strategy: presenting itself as the source of solutions. This repositioning includes rebranding itself as a “carbon management industry.” This strategic pivot was on display at the recent COP26 in Glasgow. June Sekera, Senior Research Fellow, Visiting Scholar at The New School and Neva Goodwin, Co-Director, … Continue reading Fossil fuel industry repositioning itself as a “carbon management industry”

What will it take to have carbon capture technology effective?

We have read to much for years about the great future for carbon capture technologies. Peter Styring, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, at the University of Sheffield provides his views in an article on The Conversation website.   How soon could carbon capture technology solve industry CO₂ shortages? The recent spike in natural gas … Continue reading What will it take to have carbon capture technology effective?

Scotland’s energy transition: concerns over “dangerous distraction” of carbon capture and storage

Friends of the Earth Scotland said that the ambition to make Peterhead power station greener was just delaying its “inevitable closure”. Greig Cameron discusses latest developments in an article on The Times website.   Carbon capture ‘just delays pulling plug’ on gas plant Plans to capture carbon emissions from what has been called Scotland’s most … Continue reading Scotland’s energy transition: concerns over “dangerous distraction” of carbon capture and storage

A growing chorus of experts caution carbon capture technology may not be that effective and in some cases could even add to GHG emissions

Molly Segal writes on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation website about the growing doubts of the expected effectiveness of carbon capture technology in addressing our climate and energy concerns. What are your views?   How carbon capture technology can add to the emissions problem Carbon capture is often talked about as a climate solution, but a … Continue reading A growing chorus of experts caution carbon capture technology may not be that effective and in some cases could even add to GHG emissions