CCS Is A Necessity For A World Hooked On Fossil Fuels

Speaking at the 11th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies in Kyoto, Japan, Juho Lipponen, head of the IEA Carbon Capture and Storage Technology Unit stressed that for the IEA “carbon capture and storage is not a substitute, but a necessary addition to other low-carbon energy technologies and energy efficiency improvements.” He added, “fossil-fuel CCS is particularly important in a world that currently shows absolutely no sign of scaling down its fossil fuel consumption”.

According to Mr. Lipponen, the immediate priority is the implementation of IEA-recommended policy and action on storage site screening and development, so that the approval process for storage sites does not hinder new CCS installations.  

The IEA is also in the process of revising its CCS technology roadmap, with the new version expected in spring 2013.

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