An installation named ‘Orca’ is able to filter 4,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year. But some environmentalists doubt carbon capture is a climate solution.
If all pandemic recovery spending plans materialise, global carbon emissions would hit record levels in two years and then continue to rise in the following years, International Energy Agency says.
International Energy Agency estimates CO2 emissions will increase by almost five percent this year, or 1.5 billion, to 33 billion tonnes, largely driven by a resurgence in Asian coal use.
Coronavirus rescue packages must back clean energy, says the International Energy Agency, which adds that battery and hydrogen technology could advance rapidly. The IEA also cites spectacular growth of wind and solar energy.
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