Heinberg quoted in Climate Home article on coal and CCS
January 29, 2016
Post Carbon Fellow Richard Heinberg was quoted in this article looking at the prospects for ‘clean’ coal.
From the article:
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Richard Heinberg at the Post-Carbon Institute in Santa Rosa, California dismissed the environmental merits of CCS on coal plants.
Adding such equipment to plants would “cannibalise” a third of the energy used in the process, he said.
“The coal industry sees CCS as an expansion strategy as you have to build a third more coal plants. It’s really 90% public relations.”
The stance told of an industry “in panic” with Chinese coal consumption and possibly, global consumption having peaked.