CCS unlikely to 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, say UCL researchers. The implications for global climate negotiations could be profound

Most of the world's coal must stay in the ground to avoid global warming above 2C (photograph: Manfeiyang/123RF)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. 

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