Eco-Activists Are Trying To Kill Green Tech That Could Eliminate Emissions From Fossil Fuels
Author: Jack Mcevoy
The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) calls for that governments and other entities must use carbon capture technologies to remove greenhouse emissions from the atmosphere in order to limit global temperature increases to below 2.7°F, compared to pre-industrial levels, according to an April IPCC report.The IPCC claims that CCS is an important part of reducing emissions in a cost-effective manner, according to a 2018 CCS report. Carbon capture is “cost-competitive” as it is compatible with energy infrastructure and could bring down the costs of mitigating CO2 emissions by 30% or more. “They cherry-pick these reports for things that suit their goals and ignore the rest, they should not be against any solution that involves reducing CO2 emissions,” Institute for Energy Research President Thomas Pyle told the DCNF. “The industry is responding to their calls to reduce CO2 but that’s not good enough for groups like the Sierra Club because they want to destroy the oil and gas industry.” The International Energy Agency (IEA), a group that has previously discouraged fossil fuel investment, found that CCS is “critical” to sufficiently reducing carbon emissions by 2050, according to a 2021 report. In 2021, the IEA also stated that the technology is important to “net zero” goals as it can help address emissions produced by cement manufacturers and other heavy industries.