The future of carbon capture?
Imperial College in Kensington, London, houses the world's only carbon capture facility. The emerging carbon capture and storage (CCS) industry aims to extract and store carbon dioxide underground to combat climate change. While critics argue CCS is costly and energy-intensive, proponents believe it's essential for emissions reduction. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change supports deploying such technologies.
The Imperial College plant emphasises the role of renewables and nuclear energy in global climate plans. The UK government reportedly plans to invest billions in carbon capture, aiming to capture 20-30 million tonnes of CO₂ annually by 2030, equivalent to removing 4-6 million cars from the road each year. Read more here.