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Should we embrace carbon capture and storage?

November 1, 2014

Wild Lands Advocate article, November 2014, by Dr. John R. Parkins.

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a process of capturing CO2 from burning fossil fuels and storing this waste material permanently in geological formations. Some believe that a changing climate is such an urgent threat, there is no choice but to implement every available technology that can help reduce emissions. Others would argue CCS technology extends our carbon intensive infrastructure, it perpetuates dependence on carbon-based energy sources and it plays no role in meaningful transition to renewable energy sources.

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