A Shiny New Pipe Dream

A Shiny New Pipe Dream
June 5, 2012 Economist.com
Pipe Dream

There’s little good in debating the threat of global warming these days. Finally, efforts worldwide are being made to help reduce carbon dioxide levels and ease the potentially dire pending consequences of climate change. Norway is one country with such a shiny new pipe dream. Here, the world’s largest and newest experimental facility for capturing carbon dioxide via advanced piping systems is based. Unfortunately, not even optimistic Norway has managed to reduce the high price tag linked to such efforts. The process of trapping carbon dioxide requires large amounts of power – making the process both ironic, and extremely costly…

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