Journal Publications Energy Environment

Energy Institute - New Energy World

Up in smoke – could subsidies for BECCS increase emissions?

Interview with Professor Michael Norton - EASAC Environment Programme Director

Burning forest biomass instead of fossil fuels and capturing some of the carbon emitted seems to be a win-win situation. Not necessarily, writes Professor Michael Norton from the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC), who argues that uncertainties around carbon capture plant performance and, particularly, varying carbon payback periods mean that nothing is certain.

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