Caravaggio Caniglia, Making Sense of the Cents: Assessing the Costs and Future of Carbon Capture, The Solutions Journal, Volume 11, Issue 1, March 2020, (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/making-sense-cents-assessing-costs-future-carbon-capture/) Abstract: When I was first introduced to the idea of carbon capture, it seemed to me a moonshot technology, the sort of thing that sounded too good to be true. A lot of people have that first impression, I have found, and it is not helped by skepticism within the activist community on account of carbon capture’s considerable support from oil and gas companies. Nonetheless, as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has made abundantly clear1, net negative emission technologies will be necessary if we wish to limit global warming to 1.5o C by the end of the century. In particular, the widespread deployment of bio-energy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) and use of captured carbon dioxide in industries without a clear alternative, such as cement manufacture, will be essential to the fight against climate change. How quickly carbon capture technologies will develop is therefore hugely important. This question is met with dramatically different responses from supporters … Topics: