Thinking critically about sustainable energy: Fossil fuel future
The combustion of energy-dense fossil fuels releases pollutants such as nitrogen oxides, sulphur dioxide, volatile organic compounds, heavy metals and carbon dioxide. Can we continue to burn these fuels and hope to cut their emissions? How far advanced are carbon capture technologies and are they a viable means of reducing carbon emissions?
Bassam Dally discusses the potential of next-generation systems that burn fossil fuels more cleanly and efficiently; Susie Smith takes an industry perspective on the future of gas; and John Kaldi explains options for the geosequestration of CO2 and how they might work within existing infrastructure.
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Thinking critically about sustainable energy: Fossil fuel future: Barry Brook
Low-emission carbon technologies: Bassam Dally
Industry and policy perspectives on the future of energy from gas: Susie Smith
Geosequestration: John Kaldi
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