“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

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