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The future of coal in New Zealand

Dacia Herbulock posted in on May 17th, 2011.

The future of coal and proposed lignite developments in Southland, and their role in feeding growing energy needs here and abroad was the focus of a symposium in Wellington today. The event, organised by Victoria University of Wellington’s Institute for Policy Studies, featured visiting NASA climate scientist Dr James Hansen, and canvassed the views of […]

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GNS scientist Brad Field on the promise of carbon capture and storage

Peter Griffin posted in on September 25th, 2009.

Stuart Haszeldine’s article in Science this week identifies the main issues regarding the implementation of capture and underground storage of carbon dioxide: the technology exists, but how readily can it be up-scaled, and will there be enough economic and political push to deploy it extensively by 2020? The CCS market is an artificial one, where […]

Guilt-free coal and gas within reach?

Peter Griffin posted in on September 25th, 2009.

This week, Science magazine features a round-up of leading approaches to carbon capture and storage (CCS), a technology being developed to reduce carbon emissions. CCS – or geosequestration – is an emerging area of research creating technology to capture carbon dioxide from coal and gas-fired power plants and inject the compressed gas into geological formations deep […]

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