IEA Chief Backs CCS
Nubuo Tanaka, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, has been publicly backing coal-based energy and carbon capture and storage. In a recent Sydney Morning Herald article, Mr. Tanaka stated that the technologies for carbon capture — using algae and chemicals — were already quite good and improvements in technologies were bringing prices down rapidly. He continued by noting that carbon storage technologies were the next area requiring research and study and that legal frameworks guiding the implementation of carbon storage needed to be developed.
Tanaka’s outlook on both the use of coal and the future of CCS was upbeat.