CCS to only slightly boost burnable fossil fuels

Even with CCS, the vast majority of global fossil fuel reserves are unusable if global warming is to be limited to 2°C, according to research from UCL

Long-awaited commercial carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects will only marginally increase the amount of fossil fuels that can be safely burned without exceeding 2°C global warming.

This is the stand-out conclusion of a research letter to Nature by Professor Paul Ekins, director of the Institute for Sustainable Resources, University College London, and his colleague Dr Christophe McGlade, research associate in energy modelling.

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