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Calls for a rethink on carbon capture scepticism

Ian Llewellyn
Sat, 04 Jun 2022

Calls for a rethink on carbon capture scepticism
Geothermal generation is one of the few areas looking seriously at carbon capture and storage. (Image: Supplied)
Ian Llewellyn
Sat, 04 Jun 2022
There's a growing call for New Zealand to rethink its attitude to carbon capture and storage, but there appears to be limited enthusiasm for the technology.Carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) takes several forms, but at its most simple, it involves catching carbon dioxide (CO2) before it escapes into the atmosphere and then storing it, so it doesn't contribute to global warming.Carbon capture has never been a part of New Zealand’s toolbox in climate change policy, for several reasons. The technology is expensive and so f...

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