A study by climate scientists says carbon capture and storage (CCS) cannot meet the urgent need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The research, by the Tyndall Centre, concluded that the technology was not a viable option for the rapid emissions cuts required in the next decade. Continued future use of oil and gas depend on CCS, as does the proposed conversion of methane to hydrogen. The UK government’s 10-point climate plan pledged £200m investment in CCS, while the Scottish Government announced £80m of funding to support CCS and other negative emission technologies. But, according to the research, published today, reliance on CCS would endanger climate safety goals.
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