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Policy & Regulation

Carbon capture may be too late for coal and gas

The technology may not develop quickly enough to save coal, and it may even be too late for gas The technology may not develop quickly enough to save coal, and it may even be too late for gas.
By Alessandro Vitelli 28 November 2019 World / Policy & Regulation 0 34826
Mongstad CCS testing centre, Norway. (TCM)

The key issue: The oil and gas industry is increasingly pushing carbon-capture technologies up the climate agenda in a move to put the sector on course for a net-zero future.

Interfax analysis: Carbon-capture is widely tipped to be a long-term solution to unavoidable emissions from power and industry, but it is hugely expensive and a long way from commercial feasibility.

The 2015 Paris climate agreement set a stiff target for countries to reach ‘net zero’ emissions by the second half of the century. Much of...