Change in the Air
Carbon Capture and Storage Projects Are Helping Slow Climate; But ROI Isn't Guaranteed
The fight against climate change is at an inflection point. Leaders around the world have set bold targets to slash greenhouse gas emissions and slow global warming. An energy system based on renewable power sources is coming into focus. But fossil fuels aren't going to disappear overnight—that's why there's been a surge in the number and types of projects that implement carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology. The basic idea is to funnel carbon dioxide emissions from energy and industrial facilities into depleted oil and gas fields or other underground formations in order to limit their release into the atmosphere.