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

In search of the magic bullet against climate change

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

Renewable energy versus carbon capture technology in the energy transition

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

New developments in carbon capture and storage

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

Burning oil and gas in offshore power stations to lower emissions

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

Will carbon capture and storage finally live up to its expectations?

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?

CCS experiment in Saskatchewan having some problems

Some are calling it a bumpy start, but the first large-scale carbon capture and storage project is not living up to expectations. Many international organisations, governments and researchers have felt that CCS will solve many of our energy transition problems. Ian Austen writes an excellent article in the New York Times that, while the future … Continue reading CCS experiment in Saskatchewan having some problems