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
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
One energy topic that raises the emotions concerns carbon capture and storage. It is seen as “the” answer while others see it as “the” problem. There seems to be little middle ground. Mike Scott writes a good article in the Financial Times of the slow progress being made. So, where do you stand on CCS? … Continue reading Carbon capture moves forward at snail’s pace
Arthur Neslen writes a good article in The Guardian about the grim reality of deploying carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology. As Neslen argues, in Norway capturing and burying carbon emissions has brought down one prime minister, been likened to a national ‘moon landing’ by another and left the country’s highest-emitting gas plant as a … Continue reading What is the future of carbon capture and storage?