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Delivering CCS

Welcome to the new blog of the CCSA; “Going Underground”. In this blog, we hope to give you some insights into the big issues affecting CCS at the moment – in the UK, Europe and internationally.

If you’re here, then you probably already know that CCS is one of the most vital low-carbon technologies in the global fight against climate change. The recent IPCC Fifth Assessment report shows that it is almost impossible to meet the global 2 degrees target without CCS, and that attempting to do so would ramp up the cost of mitigation by a massive 138%! Compare that with scenarios where nuclear is phased out (7% cost increase) or solar and wind have limited roles (6% cost increase) and the importance of CCS becomes glaringly obvious.