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?
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
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
Recently carbon capture technology has been mentioned many times as a “magic bullet” in our challenge to effectively address climate change. The technology is known but it does not have a good track record to date. Chris Hawes, Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry at Keele University writes on The Conversation website that the technology is far … Continue reading In search of the magic bullet against climate change
Ben McAllister writes on the Naked Scientists website that Renewable energy combined with power storage offers a better pathway to tackle climate change than implementing carbon capturing technologies at fossil fuel plants, according to a new study. What are your views? Renewable energy trumps carbon capture Renewable energy combined with power storage offers a … Continue reading Renewable energy versus carbon capture technology in the energy transition
Tom Baxter, senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at the University of Aberdeen, writes on The Conversation website about what can replace CCS, which he feels has failed to deliver. You should be interested in his alternatives. What do you think? It's time to accept carbon capture has failed – here's what we should do … Continue reading The stop-start of the energy transition
There is controversy whether we should be pursuing carbon capture and storage at all and there have been many critics of the technology. EiD will leave that to others to argue. Meanwhile technological developments continue. Chris Mooney writes in The Washington Post about a new project in Illinois that is showing some important results. … Continue reading New developments in carbon capture and storage
It is always worth considering the wide range of options. Tom Baxter, a Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering, University of Aberdeen, explains in an article in The Conversation, that it is possible to use the energy from fossil fuels offshore without even bringing them to the surface. What do you think? How to burn … Continue reading Burning oil and gas in offshore power stations to lower emissions
For many years we have been hearing how CCS will play a key – if not the key – role in our energy transition. It has never lived up to its billing, with very few demonstrations showing significant progress. Roger Harrabin writes in The Guardian about a breakthrough made in India. Indian firm makes … Continue reading Will carbon capture and storage finally live up to its expectations?
Federal funding for a CCS plant is raises the question of whether the technology will ever become an accepted part of the United States or even global. Chelsea Harvey writes on latest developments in the Washington Post. This Texas fight shows just how conflicted we still are about ‘clean coal’ On the path to … Continue reading The debate continues over carbon capture and storage