ZEP - CCS essential in light of growing energy demand

2013-11-18 10:26 by Anja Reitz

The IEA report confirmed that, despite a strong rise in the use of renewable energy technologies, fossil fuels will still represent 75% of the global energy mix by 2035. Moreover, the report warned that energy-related carbon emissions will continue to rise, increasing by 20% by 2035, leading to a long-term average temperature increase of 3.6 °C, far above the international target of 2 °C.

Speaking following the launch of the report, Dr. Graeme Sweeny, Chairman of the Zero Emissions Platform (ZEP) commented: "Recent reports from the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have emphasized the urgent need to mitigate CO2 emissions to prevent irreversible damage from climate change. The World Energy Outlook is another piece in this puzzle that confirms the urgent need for technologies that can mitigate CO2 emissions from large scale fossil fuel use."

"Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is an unequivocal part of the path to decarbonisation. It is the only proven technology that can capture at least 90% of CO2 emissions from the power sector and energy intensive industries. Together, these sectors produce the majority of the world’s CO2 emissions. It is a real solution to a real problem and we must act in realizing this important technology before it’s too late."


Source: Carbon Capture Journal, 14 Nov 2013

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