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A strategy for carbon capture technologies

image credit: This week, we discuss carbon capture technologies with Lee Beck, senior director for Europe at the Clean Air Task Force.
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From FORESIGHT Climate & Energy, Watt Matters is a podcast all about the energy transition and the shift to a decarbonised economy.

This episode was recorded on July 20th, so the opinions of the co-hosts and guest reflect their opinions at the time of recording.

 

 

The role of carbon capture and storage (CCS) is perhaps one of the most divisive topics in the global energy transition. Economic and financial constraints are often cited as the main reasons why these technologies have never scaled up, as the cost of carbon globally has not yet reached the price needed to make them profitable. Moreover, CCS also needs to gain greater public acceptance in many regions and sectors in society.

However, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) acknowledges the need to capture and remove carbon from the atmosphere and calls for a unified CCS strategy at European level have increased. But is carbon capture a proven and well-established technology and what is needed for its scale-up?

This week, we discuss carbon capture technologies with Lee Beck, senior director for Europe at the Clean Air Task Force, a US-based non-profit organisation. Lee leads the task force’s cross-functional, cross-regional, and cross-programmatic growth and climate policy impact in Europe.

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Matt Chester on Sep 7, 2022

It sounds like the Inflation Reduction Act is taking the need for carbon capture serious as well, which is definitely going to help move this sector along

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Julian Silk on Sep 7, 2022

The construction of utilization infrastructure, whether in Europe, the U.S. or elsewhere, could minimize the need for additional government support for carbon capture technologies.  This is especially the case for the technology featured in 

which was shown here some time ago.

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