Environment

The carbon capture scam

Posted on: Tue 19 Oct 2021

For many years now the fossil fuel industry has been pointing to carbon capture and storage as a technology that will enable the storage of carbon emissions underground as a clean solution.

Numerous attempts to apply this technique to scale have failed despite support from government and the fossil fuel industry. Now another attempt is being made to make the technology viable.

The University of Adelaide’s Australian School of Petroleum and Energy Resources (ASPER) is teaming up with fossil fuel giant Chevron Australia, to create a new state-of-the-art facility for carbon storage research.

Their claim is that this will accelerate Australia’s transition to cleaner energy sources and net zero emissions.

To examine carbon capture and storage as a technology and to ponder the role of Adelaide  University, Barometer’s Des Lawrence spoke to Mark Ogge, policy advisor with the Australia Institute.

Produced by Des Lawrence

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