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Baking Soda - the answer to Global Warming?

on Monday, 04 November 2013. Posted in News

As the UK prepares for a new age of Nuclear Power we must remember other technologies with the potential of reducing carbon emissions including Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS).

The UK has promised to cut its greenhouse gases by 80% by 2050 and hopes to make electricity generation carbon-free by 2030 (currently electricity comprises about 13% of the total UK energy requirement).  This is a tall order, especially when you bear in mind that the UK's emissions rose in 2012 despite all the green initiatives.

Nuclear power does offer "clean" energy (provided we don't suffer a Fukushima Up) but even if the government's proposed station building programme goes ahead in full it will only supply a small proportion of the total UK energy needs.

With the potential of Shale Gas and the proven technology surrounding coal and gas power stations it is vital that these forms of energy production are given a smaller carbon footprint.  One solution is CCS, expensive at the moment and has significant drawbacks, particularly the storage of CO2, but things might be changing!  Here is a link to a very interesting article that might just be the solution we are all looking for:

Can Baking Soda save the environment? (opens in a new browser window)

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