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Can carbon capture solve the climate crisis?

In its Climate Change 2023 synthesis report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) mentions the "use of CCS in remaining fossil fuel systems" as one of the major changes we need to make to achieve net zero in our energy systems. While it was first conceived as a way to reduce carbon emissions as early as the 1970s, investments in carbon capture and storage have seen a sharp uptick lately. But does carbon capture and storage simply give us a get-out-of-jail card to keep emitting?

August 31, 2023