Some scientists have argued that carbon capture and storage, or CCS, can play a critical role in mitigating the risk of climate change — the International Energy Agency, for instance, has made this argument in multiple reports. On the other hand, other experts have suggested that the practice may be too costly and could even hurt climate efforts in the long run by providing an incentive to continue burning fossil fuels instead of focusing on renewables.Now, a kerfuffle over federal funding of a Texas CCS plant, known as the Texas Clean Energy Project, has helped the debate to rear its head in the United States again. With environmental groups on both sides of the controversy, it forcefully raises the question of whether CCS will ever become an accepted part of the United States — or even global — energy landscape, and what it would take to get there.
The only one arguing it are the ones who want to keep coal alive. There is nothing “clean” about this. It’s delaying the inevitable. And the ROI… NOT GOOD