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Gordon Hughes: Carbon Capture and Sequestration

July 24, 2017

What is carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technology and can it be used to effectively reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants?

In this edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Gordon Hughes, a professor of economics at the University of Edinburgh and author of "The Bottomless Pit: The Economics of Carbon Capture and Storage" discusses what CCS technology is and what role it will have in the future of electricity generation in the future.
Hughes, who also served as an advisor to the World Bank, gives insight into the role coal-fired electricity generation will play around the world. In the podcast, Hughes states China has been adding coal-fired power capacity equal to the entire electricity output of the UK every year. 
To read the study written by Hughes on CCS, please click the link below:
Isaac Orr is a policy fellow at the Center of the American Experiment on mining and energy issues.