A demonstration programme for capturing carbon dioxide
and storing it in disused oil wells will be launched in
Dumping pollutants under the sea (including liquefied
carbon dioxide) remains illegal under the London
Dumping Convention. The Government will work
internationally to change these rules.
....the idea that you can burn a carbon-
containing fuel and prevent the carbon dioxide escaping
into the atmosphere is pure fantasy. That it's written
into the Energy Review is a sad
comment on our scientific awareness.
"Carbon capture" may buy a few headlines,
which is presumably the intention, but the idea isn't new; it's
been around a long time, keeping company with "perpetual motion
machines" and "burning water because it contains hydrogen".
To capture a ton of carbon dioxide you need two
tons of limestone to make the absorber. Are we going to
dig up the national parks? And where will we dump the used
One other point - do you approve of the Government trying to
change the rules so we can dump pollutants
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