The need for carbon dioxide disposal: A threat and an opportunity

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Ready energy is a cornerstone of modern society. The policies outlined at the recent Kyoto conference have put in question the largest, most readily available and most cost-effective energy resource available. Even if a doubling of atmospheric CO{sub 2} is deemed acceptable, emission reductions worldwide would have to be drastic. For 10 billion people to share equally into the 1990 emission level would allow a per capita emission of 10% of the current US level. Substantial reductions in CO{sub 2} emissions to the atmosphere are unavoidable. Uncertain is the time available to accomplish this reduction. There are also reasons to ... continued below

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Lackner, K.S.; Butt, D.P. & Wendt, C.H. August 1, 1998.

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Ready energy is a cornerstone of modern society. The policies outlined at the recent Kyoto conference have put in question the largest, most readily available and most cost-effective energy resource available. Even if a doubling of atmospheric CO{sub 2} is deemed acceptable, emission reductions worldwide would have to be drastic. For 10 billion people to share equally into the 1990 emission level would allow a per capita emission of 10% of the current US level. Substantial reductions in CO{sub 2} emissions to the atmosphere are unavoidable. Uncertain is the time available to accomplish this reduction. There are also reasons to be optimistic about the future of coal and other fossil fuels. Barring a surprise technological breakthrough in alternative energies, fossil energy consumption is bound to grow. Political and economic drivers even stronger than the threat of climate change favor economic growth and therefore increased energy consumption. To resolve this apparent contradiction requires new technologies that prevent CO{sub 2} generated by combustion from entering the atmosphere. The authors will outline available technologies and show how the coal industry can adapt to them.

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  • 23. international technical conference on coal utilization and fuel systems, Clearwater, FL (United States), 9-13 Mar 1998

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  • Other: DE98003706
  • Report No.: LA-UR--98-678
  • Report No.: CONF-980309--
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 661543
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc702416

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Lackner, K.S.; Butt, D.P. & Wendt, C.H. The need for carbon dioxide disposal: A threat and an opportunity, article, August 1, 1998; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc702416/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.