AGU Embassy Lecture Event Focuses on Carbon Capture and Storage Technology
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 91, Issue 39, page 348, 28 September 2010
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2010), AGU Embassy Lecture Event Focuses on Carbon Capture and Storage Technology, Eos Trans. AGU, 91(39), 348–348, doi:10.1029/2010EO390008.(
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A program entitled “Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)—Viable technology or risky gamble?” was the inaugural event of AGU's Embassy Lecture Series and part of the European Embassy Science Series.
With many countries looking into ways to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, the 9 September event at the Germany Embassy in Washington, D.C., focused on the technological and commercial feasibility of CCS. Four speakers addressed questions including whether CCS can be implemented successfully on a commercial scale and if the technology is economically feasible with or without a cap and trade system, and whether the public will support CCS. They stressed the importance of good science, proper planning, and sound monitoring to ensure that the carbon captured will be stored permanently.