Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is being touted as a critical component of Australia's net zero plan. CCS projects have received billions of dollars of public funding, and there has been a flurry of recent decisions announcing yet more money for more CCS projects. The NT Government have partnered with gas companies to investigate the possibility of a CCS project in Darwin Harbour, and Santos are planning to turn the Bayu-Undan gas field in East Timor's waters into a CCS hub. But does CCS actually work? Is it an important part of reducing our emissions, or merely a smokescreen for new oil and gas projects? The Environment Centre NT has brought together a panel of experts to bust some of the myths around CCS.
In this webinar, we discuss the role CCS is playing in the current climate and energy context, and the threats it poses to genuine emissions reduction efforts.
Speakers: Polly Hemming (The Australia Institute)
Jason Fowler (Environment Centre NT energy campaigner)
Charles Scheiner (La'o Hamutuk, East Timor)
John Robert (author of recent report on Barossa CCS for Institute for Energy Economics and Finance Analysis https://ieefa.org/ccs-no-answer-for-s...)