Stanford study refutes the argument for carbon capture and storage

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Some of the key findings of the paper were that “Carbon capture and use (CCU) and a synthetic direct air carbon capture and use (SDACCU) increase or hold constant air pollution health damage and reduce little carbon before even considering sequestration or use leakages of carbon back to the air. Spending on capture rather than wind replacing either fossil fuels or bioenergy always increases total social cost substantially. No improvement in CCU or SDACCU equipment can change this conclusion while fossil fuel emissions exist, since carbon capture always incurs an equipment cost never incurred by wind, and carbon capture never reduces, instead mostly increases, air pollution and fuel mining, which wind eliminates.”

Read the abstract¬†here…

Read an article from Resilience.org on the findings here…

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