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Renewables a better investment than carbon capture for climate change

Renewables a better investment than carbon capture for climate change

From TechExplore.com:

Solar panels and wind turbines coupled with energy storage offer a better hope for tackling climate change than trying to capture carbon from fossil fuel power stations, according to new research published by Nature Energy.

Carbon capture technologies—that is new, or as yet undeveloped, technologies that capture CO2 emissions from coal and gas-fired —play a fundamental part within the models that serve as the basis of international agreements to tackle , such as at the Paris Climate Change Agreement of 2015.

However, new research shows that resources that would be spent on developing and installing carbon capture technologies would be better invested in creating more solar panels and wind turbines and focusing on developing  options to support these instead.

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