Why Are We Spending Billions on Carbon Capture and Storage?

TUE, SEP 20, 2022 (30:49)

Despite the hype, carbon capture and storage (CCS) is not a solution to the CO2 problem that has caused global warming. Taxpayers continue to pay for the federal investment of billions of dollars that are subsidizing fossil-fuel industry’s CCS projects.
And those projects have consistently failed to reduce CO2.

Dr. Harvey discusses how these ineffective CCS projects continue to be promoted and he explains the necessity of shifting to renewable energy, which can be done now and with much less expense.

+ BIO: Charles Harvey, Ph.D.

Charles Harvey is known for outstanding research in multiple areas of the field of environmental engineering. He has received numerous awards and he is a Fellow of both the American Geological Society the American Geophysical Union.

Two important resources for this 09/20/22 program are:
• Charles Harvey & K. House New York Times op-ed (he discusses the op-ed in the interview)
NYT Aug 16, 2022 C. Harvey & K. House. Every Dollar Spent on This Climate Technology Is a Waste https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/16/opinion/climate-inflation-reduction-act.html
• Charles Harvey’s appearance in the PBS Frontline series The Power of Big Oil (Part 3) https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/documentary/the-power-of-big-oil/#video-1

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