Posts Tagged ‘carbon capture and storage’

[Blog Action Day] What will it take to get rid of coal?

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Well since today is Blog Action Day, I thought I’d make it up for the fact that I haven’t blogged for a few days now. I’ve been trying very hard to bite my tongue about some of the stupid things both Westminster and Holyrood are planning to do to meet those so-called ambitious targets they’ve set themselves. I’m of course talking about Carbon Capture and Storage / Sequestration (the meaning of the acronym varies apparently).

But before that, some good news that have been popping up in the last few days:

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Can Artificial Trees Help Fight Global Climate Change?

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

The is a story currently running about some scientists having come up with some way of capturing CO2 out of the atmosphere and engineers building devices with that technology integrated in them with the prospect of storing that carbon back in disused coal and oil wells deep under the ground.

For some reason, geoengineering is becoming a rather popular topic of discussion in the fight against climate change. But can it really help?

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Thinking about the coal industry

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

I’ve been doing a bit of pondering today and I started feeling quite sorry for the guys in the coal industry.

That’s a bit random you might think, well not really. It’s a well known fact that of all fossil fuels used in the industrialised world, coal is by far the worst of all. As a result, the industry is being constantly attacked by the likes of us who would like to see the world free from those little blocks of pure sun energy captured millions of years ago,

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Britain tests Carbon Capture Technology

Friday, May 29th, 2009

I’ll admit it straight away, I’m all in favour of renewable energies such as wind, solar, wave or tidal so when I see countries like Britain, which happens to be where I live, wasting their resources trying to implement Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), it kinda makes me cringe.

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