IEA study: World must quickly adopt CO2-catching science to meet climate goals

Sept. 24 (UPI) — A global energy watchdog said in a report Thursday that governments and polluters must quickly embrace carbon capture and storage technologies to have any chance of meeting future climate goals.

The International Energy Agency said carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technology must have a key role in trapping global-warming emissions.

“Carbon capture, utilization and storage is the only group of technologies that contributes both to reducing emissions in key sectors directly and to removing [carbon dioxide] from the atmosphere to balance the emissions that are the hardest to prevent — a crucial part of reaching the net-zero emissions goals that a growing number of governments and companies have set for themselves,” IEA said in a statement.

The major report, titled “CCUS in Clean Energy Transitions,” said the technology can be used with existing energy infrastructure, such as power and industrial plants, and can provide solutions

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