Why Are We Spending Billions on Carbon Capture and Storage?
Science for the Public: Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations
September 20, 2022, Belmont Media Center, Belmont MA
Charles Harvey, Ph.D., Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT
Despite the hype, carbon capture and storage (CCS) is not a solution to the CO2 problem that has caused climate warming. Taxpayers have paid for the investment of billions of dollars in research and experimental projects that are subsidizing the fossil-fuel industry. And those projects have consistently failed to reduce CO2. Dr. Harvey discusses how these dubious CCS projects continue to be promoted. He has had direct experience. And he explains the necessity of shifting to renewable energy, which can be done now and with much less expense.
Professor Harvey is featured in the 2022 PBS Frontline series The Power of Big Oil
- 08/16/22 NYT: C. Harvey & K. House. Every Dollar Spent on This Climate Technology Is a Waste
- 09/01/22 New Scientist: Most Major Carbon Capture and Storage Projects Haven't Met Targets
- 09/01/22 The Guardian: Carbon Capture Is Not a Solution to Net Zero Emissions Plans, Report Says