Sunday, March 01, 2009

Carbon capture

Green Liberal Democrats are reporting that the UK government is ready to approve a new slew of coal-fired power stations, on the assurance by the generating companies that carbon-capture will be implemented when practicable. However, there are warnings that the technology is unlikely to be ready for nearly a generation.

The Lib Dem national position is that new coal-fired generating capacity - which has the capacity to completely derail any attempts to reduce our greenhouse gases - should not be commissioned without carbon capture and storage technology being fitted.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've never understood why people think burning coal is "green", for every 12 kg of coal you burn you would produce around 44 kg of CO2