It’s time to accept carbon capture has failed – here’s what we should do instead

  • Tom Baxter

Press/Media: Articles in 'The Conversation'

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For years, optimists have talked up carbon capture and storage (CCS) as an essential part of taking emissions out of electricity generation. Yes, build wind and solar farms, they have said, but they can’t be relied on to produce enough power all the time. So we’ll still need our fleet of fossil-fuel-burning power stations; we just need to stop them pumping carbon dioxide (CO₂) into the atmosphere.

Period23 Aug 2017

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  • TitleIt’s time to accept carbon capture has failed – here’s what we should do instead
    Media name/outletThe Conversation
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date23/08/17
    DescriptionFor years, optimists have talked up carbon capture and storage (CCS) as an essential part of taking emissions out of electricity generation. Yes, build wind and solar farms, they have said, but they can’t be relied on to produce enough power all the time. So we’ll still need our fleet of fossil-fuel-burning power stations; we just need to stop them pumping carbon dioxide (CO₂) into the atmosphere.
    Producer/AuthorTom Baxter
    URLhttps://theconversation.com/its-time-to-accept-carbon-capture-has-failed-heres-what-we-should-do-instead-82929
    PersonsTom Baxter