Capturing carbon : the new weapon in the war against climate change? (Book, 2011) [WorldCat.org]
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Capturing carbon : the new weapon in the war against climate change?

Author: Robin M Mills
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2011] ©2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"We now possess the technology to capture carbon emissions as they are released into the atmosphere. After capture, the gas is trapped within facilities hidden far underground. As promising as this process sounds, can it really compete with the often cheaper, low-carbon technologies currently available, and is the practice really safe and eco-friendly? Furthermore, will governments and societies embrace this  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin M Mills
ISBN: 9780231701860 0231701861
OCLC Number: 635463700
Description: xviii, 465 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The need to capture carbon --
Capture technology --
Transport and storage --
Bio-sequestration --
Scale, costs and economics --
Policy --
Risks --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: Robin M. Mills.

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"We now possess the technology to capture carbon emissions as they are released into the atmosphere. After capture, the gas is trapped within facilities hidden far underground. As promising as this process sounds, can it really compete with the often cheaper, low-carbon technologies currently available, and is the practice really safe and eco-friendly? Furthermore, will governments and societies embrace this controversial method and integrate it fully into their economic markets? Capturing Carbon is one of the first books to seriously evaluate this issue, describing the need for this new technology and the components that make it work. Robin M. Mills, a longtime energy professional with a background in geology and economics, paints an accessible portrait of carbon capture's existing and projected technologies. He covers the specifics of geological storage and, interestingly, compares it to the biological sequestering of carbon occurring naturally in soils and forests. With a frank and unbiased analysis, Mills considers the costs of this process and its value in curbing climate change. He tackles the politics and policies that will help the technology take root, and he anticipates the public's reaction and opportunities for business. Mills also accounts for the risks of carbon capture, rounding out a definitive and all-encompassing volume for environmentalists, policymakers, investors, industry insiders, and anyone wishing to understand these new developments."--Jacket.

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