CCS involves trapping and storing CO2 underground to The world is currently on track to fulfil scenarios on diverting atmospheric CO2 to underground reservoirs, according to a new study by Imperial. The capture and storage of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) underground is one of the key components of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ’s (IPCC) reports keeping global warming to less than 2°C above pre-industrial levels by 2100. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) would be used alongside other interventions such as renewable energy, energy efficiency, and electrification of the transportation sector. Our study shows that if climate change targets are not met by 2100, it won’t be for a lack of carbon capture and storage space. Department of Earth Science and Engineering The IPCC used models to create around 1,200 technology scenarios whereby climate change targets are met using a mix of these interventions, most of which require the use of CCS. Their reports are available here and here . Now a new analysis from Imperial College London suggests that just 2,700 Gigatonnes (Gt) of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) would be sufficient to meet the IPCC’s global warming targets. This is far less than leading estimates […]

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