The CCS Smokescreen and How to Avoid Supporting It

Here’s a good greenwash starter for 10.

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could take a fossil fuel and burn it without releasing any of that nasty CO2 into the atmosphere? Even better, what if that fossil fuel was one we still have a lot of in the UK? And better still, what if we could encourage a few environmental NGOs to support the idea, even when many scientists and some senior members of big energy companies don’t think it will be commercially ready on time?

Welcome to the dreamworld of carbon capture and storage (or CCS for short). Only it’s not a dream, it’s very real, and the Scottish Government is pinning our energy future on it.

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