Daily application of carbon dating

Ten years ago, EU leaders said there were "huge possible global benefits of a sustainable use of fossil fuels".They said, after a summit in Brussels in March 2007, that a technology called 'carbon capture and sequestration', also known as carbon capture and storage (CCS), should be deployed with new fossil-fuel power plants by 2020."I'm happy it's cancelled because it was not a good project," said Helseth.The CO2 capturing would apply to a coal-fired power plant, which, Helseth said, might not even have a long life.We are mainly funded by advertising and subscription revenues.As advertising revenues are falling fast, we depend on subscription revenues to support our journalism.Under the plan, €1 billion would be made available to fund CCS projects. According to a European Commission document from 2013, the German and Italian projects were cancelled because they were unable to acquire the required environmental permits.The project in Germany also experienced fierce public opposition to the idea of storing carbon underground. "Very limited progress was achieved in 2012 due to critical financing, legal, technical risks and public acceptance issues as regards CO2 storage," the commission said about the Polish CCS project.

But, as of 2017, the EU has zero CCS demonstration plants. The biggest chunk went to recipients of the European Energy Programme for Recovery, set up in 2009, during the financial and economic crisis. Within five years, three of the projects – in Germany, Poland, and Italy – had been terminated, while the others, in Spain, the UK, and the Netherlands, had been considerably delayed."The Dutch parliament has actually voted for a coal phase-out, so this is not a place to spend public money," he said.To Helseth, projects should focus on using CCS to prevent CO2 from being emitted by industrial processes, instead of from fossil fuel power-generation.For group, corporate or student subscriptions, please contact us. If you already have an account click here to login.This technology would reduce the negative impact the extensive use of energy sources coal, oil, and gas have on the earth's climate.

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