CCS could reduce carbon footprint by a third

The implementation of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) measures could cut the level of carbon emissions by a third, according to one geology professor.

Stuart Haszeldine, professor of sedimentary geology from the School of Geosciences at the University of Edinburgh, said that introducing CCS would more effective at preventing climate change than altering the way we work.

“Changing the way we behave in business may mean [changing] 50 million decisions every day to change that behaviour,” he explained. “By fitting CCS outside, underground you could do that in ten or 15 years.”

In November last year, experts met at the Royal Society to discuss the current and potential technological options and how they can contribute to an integrated energy strategy for the future.

The Government has called for businesses to commit to the development and implementation of low carbon technologies in coming years.

Meanwhile, the United Nations has announced plans to host a global conference on climate change in a year’s time.

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