Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)
What is Carbon Capture & Storage?
Carbon Capture and Storage is a mitigation technology essential in tackling global climate change, and ensuring a secure energy supply.
CCS technology captures carbon dioxide from fossil fuel power stations.
The CO₂ is then transported via pipelines and stored safely offshore in deep underground structures such as depleted oil and gas reservoirs, and deep saline aquifers.
21 November 2012
The Carbon Capture and Storage Cost Reduction Task Force has today published an interim report confirming that fossil fuel power generation with carbon capture and storage (CCS) has the potential to compete cost-effectively with other low-carbon forms of energy in the 2020s.
The interim report, undertaken as a collaboration between Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), The Crown Estate and industry, demonstrates that UK gas and coal power stations equipped with carbon capture, transport and storage can be cost competitive with other forms of low-carbon electricity generation such as nuclear and renewables. Critically, the sector will be able to generate electricity at a levelised cost approaching £100 per megawatt hour by the early 2020s, and at a cost significantly below £100 per megawatt hour soon after.
The Hard Facts behind Carbon Capture and Storage
ZEP - The Hard Facts behind Carbon Capture and Storage
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