Thursday, July 30, 2009

A downer on CCS

The Royal Society here in the UK and others (including independent analysts such as David MacKay) [1] support accelerated work and investment on CCS. In the light of experience at Vattenfall’s Schwarze Pumpe project in Spremberg, Joe Romm revisits what he sees as four fundamental problems with the technology:
  • expense
  • scale
  • permanence and transparency
  • timing

[1] see this post, and correction in the appended comment by Prof MacKay

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