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Olivine beach at South Point, Hawaii - as the green-hued rock and sand is weathered by the waves, it sequesters carbon dioxide. Photo: Lauren Bacon via Flickr.com.

No to Carbon Capture and Storage!

Olaf Schuiling

8th January 2014

Dutch MPs may approve an expenditure of €150 million for a CCS plant to separate CO2 and store it under the North Sea. Professor Olaf Schuiling begs them to refuse - and pursue greener alternatives! more...
Industrial pipework

Carbon capture and storage could contaminate drinking water

Tom Levitt

12th November, 2010

Capturing and then burying carbon dioxide deep underground in a bid to reduce emissions may lead to a contamination of water aquifers more...
Industrial pipework

Will carbon capture and storage work?

Mark Jansen

15th December, 2009

Carbon capture sounds like a fantastical idea: dig up fossil fuels, burn them, then return the captured CO2 underground. But the hurdles that stand in its way are formidable more...
A landscape created by a love of oil

Carbon capture no solution to tar sands

Ecologist

26th October, 2009

Even the most optimistic forecasts for the potential of CCS technology to reduce CO2 emissions are not enough to make the development of tar oil sands comparable with other fossil fuels, says a new report more...

Forests and oceans more effective than carbon capture technology

Ecologist

14th October, 2009

Two new reports say existing forest and ocean systems offer the most cost effective way to capture and store carbon - far cheaper than industrial Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology more...
A ploughed field

Change farming to cut CO2 emissions by 25 per cent

Eifion Rees

3rd July, 2009

A new report has revealed that a change in the way we manage agricultural land could help sequester a quarter of the world's carbon dioxide emissions every year more...
smoke-stack.jpg

Coal is over

Joss Garman

22nd June, 2008

Britain lingers near to the bottom of the European league table for renewable energy, so why does it seem that the government are willing to add more coal nails to the coffin? more...

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