Wednesday 4 April 2012


Geoff Chaplin of the Carbon Capture and Sequestration Association says:
'we can't get rid off CO2 without  Carbon Capture and Sequestration' BBC 03 April 2012

I suppose in a way that's true. If you are going to burn coal, then you will produce CO2.

Three things. Firstly,what he was implying was, we cannot produce our energy without CCS. That is not true. It can be done with renewables.
Secondly, CCS is completely untried and untested, for energy production, in any commercial form.
Thirdly, the technology seems to fly in the face of the laws of thermodynamics.The energy cost of shoving CO2 back into a confined space will possibly make the operation futile in terms of the energy out. It will certainly add to the money cost of burning coal for energy. This is an attempt by the coal lobby to claim coal can be clean. In the meantime it can continue to pollute the planet and continue making its dirty profits

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