General items, plus news from the Barnet-Haringey-Enfield borderlands, including the proposed North London Waste Authority's incinerator-fuel plant, and Barnet Council's dustcart depot, at Pinkham Wood in Haringey.
Monday, 8 April 2013
"Carbon Capture and Storage – Quite Possibly The Last Chance Before Runaway Climate Change Becomes Unavoidable"
Link to 'The Wasters Blog'
"Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is the only technology proposed at present that could enable emissions mitigation with continued use of fossil fuels, so why is it taking so long for it to be developed?
"Man generated energy-related CO2 emissions are higher than ever and further emissions increase seems inevitable. The rapid application of carbon capture and storage is a much heralded means to tackle emissions from both existing and future sources.
"In the minds of many it has been seen as a possible escape route for planet earth, allowing us additional time to move to renewable energy sources while the remaining usable fossil energy reserve is consumed.
"However, despite extensive and successful research and development, progress in deploying carbon capture and storage has stalled. No fossil-fuel power plants, the greatest source of CO2 emissions, are using carbon capture and storage, and publicly supported demonstration programmes are struggling to deliver actual projects.
"Yet, carbon capture and storage remains a core component of national and global emissions-reduction scenarios.