The Energy Department has pulled the plug on FutureGen 2.0, an attempt to reboot a failed Bush-era project to capture CO2 from a coal power plant and bury it underground. It's more evidence we shouldn’t expect large-scale deployment of carbon capture and storage before the 2030s at the earliest.
bio-energy with carbon capture and storage involves burning biomass -- trees, plants, crop materials, woodchips -- to generate electricity, then capturing the carbon that is released and pumping it underground in geologic reservoirs.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has, at long last, published its rule to limit carbon emissions from new power plants. The proposed rule appeared Wednesday in the Federal Register, four months after EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy announced the rule back in September.
New research suggests that carbon capture and storage (CCS) may be a more limited climate solution than previously thought. CCS can induce earthquakes, which can threaten the seal integrity of repositories, resulting in CO2 leakage.
A new survey finds a sharp drop in large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects. This is more evidence that it is premature to conclude we could rely on large-scale deployment of CCS in the 2030s or CCS being even 10% of the answer to the carbon problem by 2050.