Can Our Carbon Emissions Be Safely Stored Under the Ocean?

The world’s first undersea carbon storage project is off the coast of Norway. (image: Stanford University/Statoil)

The U.S. Department of Energy, which has been researching carbon dioxide storage for years, announced $12 million in new research grants this month to learn the potential of the Atlantic sea floor to sequester carbon along the U.S. East Coast and Gulf Coast.

Carbon capture and storage, or CCS, is among the technologies both the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the federal government see as one of the best solutions to control greenhouse gas emissions without forcing utilities to fully quit using fossil fuels.




Alternet, July 23, 2015

Featuring: Tip Meckel, research scientist, Gulf Coast Carbon Center, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences