Skip to comments.Flagship UK carbon capture project 'close to collapse'
Posted on 10/10/2011 6:17:16 AM PDT by RobertClark
A £1bn flagship government project for fighting climate change the construction of a prototype carbon capture and storage (CCS) project at Longannet in Scotland is on the verge of collapse, it emerged on Thursday.
Talks between the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) and Scottish Power have run into deep trouble and the electricity supplier is expected to pull the plug on the government-promoted scheme, which hoped to bury carbon emissions from the coal power station in the North Sea.
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Economics vs. thermodynamics. Guess which one wins.
I'll give you a hint: the winner the actual science.
They should compress the CO2 and send it via rocket into space so it can harmlessly fertilize the universe.
Scam didn’t hold out for to long did it?
If it wasn’t for the meddling the one percenters, we could afford this.
If you release the energy from the coal, and then use even more energy to capture the byproduct of that coal energy release you will go broke...........
What do we want? Carbon capture and storage! When do we want it? Uh... soon?
How about making diamonds out of the carbon?
Give the liberals credit! You can’t call this a Ponzi Scheme!
A £1bn (and remember that’s a British billion, meaning what we call a trillion, so that’s about $1.56 trillion dollars) spent on the pointless activity of removing CO2 from power plant emissions. Not SO2, not mercury, not soot, removal of which would at least produce some health benefit to those downwind, but CO2. And it’s “near collapse”? In economic terms it was collapsed from the very conception since it produces no benefit to anyone and is thus economically unsupportable. But then again “green” policies never seem to be subjected to cost-benefit analyses.
I can’t wait for history to look back at the loons impacting our energy policies for the last 25 years and marvel at the sheer magnitude of stupid.
At least pyramid building was good for tourism.
The old saw about a fool and his money applies to entire nations as well.
You might have to say that slower for members of the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
I assure you that a British billion is the same as an American billion. What we call a trillion, they call a thousand billion (still the same number, though).
And inadvertently create giant CO2 bubbles out in the North Sea, releasing the CO2 back in the atmosphere anyway, perhaps topple some fishing boats or naval vessels, then kill the survivors in the water's surface where the CO2 would settle and slowly dissipate - killing any animal in its path.
When did that happen? They’ve gone provincial on the other side of the Pond and adopted our way of dealing with large numbers? That was always one of the notable differences between the American and British dialects, more notable than bonnet v. hood, boot v. trunk, or lift v. elevator.
In British English, a billion used to be equivalent to a million million (i.e. 1,000,000,000,000), while in American English it has always equated to a thousand million (i.e. 1,000,000,000). British English has now adopted the American figure, though, so that a billion equals a thousand million in both varieties of English.
The same sort of change has taken place with the meaning of trillion. In British English, a trillion used to mean a million million million (i.e. 1,000,000,000,000,000,000). Nowadays, it's generally held to be equivalent to a million million (1,000,000,000,000), as it is in American English.
Why don’t they just plant a forest around the plant? Trees will “capture carbon” without costing the taxpayers a dime.
Give me one tenth of that billion, and I’ll go Johnny Appleseed on their carbon problem :)
Dang it man! Now I need another keyboard. Where did I put the spare - the one WITHOUT all the coffee sprayed on it?
Carbon capture - How can such smart people be so stupid?
It shows how powerful an ideology can be.
Here is my idea for5 carbon capture...
Build a freeking series of greenhouses next to any coal or natural gas fired power stations and pipe in the CO2 into those greenhouses growing hydroponic tomatoes and other vegetables.
Use the power and steam generated during off peak hours to power the extra lighting and heating the greenhouses need.
We could both capture the “oh so deadly CO2” and use the excess energy and put it to good use making food. Rather than just shoving it into the ground like how government money is spent....
Plus we wouldn’t have to rely on foreign countries as much for food, oh the horror....