About Carbon Capture & Storage
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a technology driven process that enables the CO2 emissions from industrial plants such as power stations to be captured and stored permanently deep underground rather than released to the atmosphere as happens currently at conventional fossil fuel-fired power stations.
It is widely accepted that increased levels of CO2 – a greenhouse gas – in the atmosphere contribute to climate change. The UK government’s Department of Energy & Climate Change has stated that CCS technology has the ability to reduce the effects of man-made climate change by reducing atmospheric CO2 emissions.
Leigh Hackett, Alstom Vice President CCS, describes how the UK can become a world leader in CCS technology
Peter Emery, Drax Power Production Director, describes why it is so important to develop CCS technology
Philip Beer, BOC Director Clean Energy Europe, explains how carbon capture technology will help deliver energy security to the UK