Activists show their hand, even if oil and gas becomes zero emissions with new carbon tech, for them it’s about free markets and a step backward for everyday people and their standard of living

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Setting the record straight on the day’s top anti-oil and gas media stories

ACTIVIST CLAIM: Activist journalist from the Tyee makes argument that carbon technology now won’t be better in the future and suggests the only way to reduce emissions is to shrink economies.

THE FACTS:   Activists show their hand, even if oil and gas becomes zero emissions with new carbon tech, for them it’s about free markets and a step backward for everyday people and their standard of living

THE SOURCES:

Tech Won’t Save Us. Shrinking Consumption Will


Here are some facts and sources to have a reasoned conversation about carbon tech:

 

 


Stories that get it right

Though not a silver bullet, direct air capture is an environmental insurance policy we can’t ignore. 

Carbon Engineering Ltd., a Canadian rival, is developing a 1 million tons a year plant in the U.S. Permian basin in partnership with Occidental Petroleum Corp., and another in northeast Scotland in conjunction with British firm Storegga. Storegga has attracted investment from M&G Plc, Macquarie Group Ltd., GIC (Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund) and Mitsui & Co. Ltd. Emission reduction is a big challenge and no technology is a silver bullet, but it can’t harm putting more in our armory.

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