Environmental NGOs join call for more action on CCS

2012-12-10 15:34 by Anja Reitz

The report, Perspectives on Carbon Capture and Storage, released today at COP18 in Doha, Qatar, is an important contribution to discussions of the role of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology in the fight against uncontrolled climate change.

“It is gratifying to see environmental NGOs, including Australia’s Climate Institute, acknowledge the importance of CCS in a low cost emissions reduction strategy,” said Dr Richard Aldous, Chief Executive of CO2CRC.

“As the report sets out, we will need a wide range of emissions reduction strategies in the future and CCS must be an essential part of that portfolio. Managing emissions from fossil fuel use is a sensible and pragmatic approach.”

“As the science becomes stronger and we track at the upper levels of the modelling predictions on climate change, the great challenge of our times is managing our emissions. We are very likely to see substantially greater calls for action in Australia and around the world over the next five to ten years.”

The Network joins a wide range of organisations, including the International Energy Agency and the IPCC, in recommending international deployment of full-scale CCS projects as soon as possible.


Source: Projects / Policy, Dec  09  2012 (Carbon Capture Journal)

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