Is carbon capture and sequestration a "magic bullet?" No, but it may be a partial solution, one of many challenging things that will be necessary if we are to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the United States.
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a promising technology in part because very large geologic formations suitable for storing CO2 exist around the world. In the United States alone, there could be between 3,600 and 12,920 billion metric tons of CO2 storage, compared with total annual CO2 emissions from large U.S. stationary sources of 2.9 billion metric tons.
Posted by Jack N. Gerard, on March 29, 2010 9:11 AM
With global warming looking more and more like an over-hyped threat, we need to be extra careful about solutions to it that are more trouble than they are worth. So it is with carbon capture and sequestration (CCS).
Posted by Ben Lieberman, on March 26, 2010 5:28 PM
The capture of carbon from CO2 emission streams and its permanent sequestration within geological formations has the potential to be an important gap closer in achieving the steep reductions in atmospheric emissions needed by the middle of this century in order to avoid dangerous climate change.
Posted by Donald F. Boesch, on March 26, 2010 12:49 PM
My company, Vattenfall, has invested around 300 million dollars in the development of carbon capture and storage. We are arguably the world leader in the development of the technology as it will be used in the power industry.
Posted by Lars G. Josefsson, on March 24, 2010 10:42 AM