Carbon Capture and the Climate Crisis:
Can Removing CO2 from Energy Emissions - or Directly from the Air Itself - Mitigate Climate Change?
Leading scientists advocate removing carbon dioxide directly from the air as a method of staving off catastrophic climate change. The process is scientifically possible, but costly. Can it be achieved at a large enough scale to impact the global climate? For new carbon capture business ventures - and for the planet - a lot rides on whether the cost of removal is low enough to make these businesses, based on selling the CO2 for use in industry, profitable.
Meanwhile, efforts to scrub CO2 from emissions at coal, oil, and natural gas plants have already received some attention. How advanced and widespread are those projects, and what kind of impact can we expect from this form of carbon capture?
Join us as we examine the questions around both a potentially important climate solution and an expanding business space:
Thursday, September 6, 2012
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