Carbon Capture and Storage
Chapter 17: CCS – From an Oil Crisis to a Climate Crisis Response
Published:29 Nov 2019
Special Collection: 2019 ebook collection , ECCC Environmental eBooks 1968-2022Series: Energy and Environment
Jon Gibbins, 2019. "CCS – From an Oil Crisis to a Climate Crisis Response", Carbon Capture and Storage, David Reiner, Mai Bui, Niall Mac Dowell
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For most of its history carbon capture and storage (CCS) has generally been regarded as a way of overcoming a shortage of oil and gas, essentially a response to an oil crisis, like renewable energy. With countries moving towards targets of net-zero CO2 emissions (e.g., the UK and France) and potentially towards negative greenhouse gas emissions, CCS will become increasingly essential if our climate objectives are to be achieved. In order to achieve a solution on global warming, then all countries have to participate. Money spent on CCS is much more likely to get a return in terms of influencing other countries than if spent on low-carbon technologies that are already well-known and widely deployed.