Solutions to the greenhouse effect

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  • Created on: 04-04-13 17:26

Alternative fuels

  • wind turbines
  • tidal  power
  • solar panels
  • nuclear plants

Each have their drawbacks however can contribute to our energy requirements

Carbon capture and storage

Carbon capture and storage  (CCS), or sequestration, captures carbon dioxide from power stations and stores it away safely, instead of it being released into the atmosphere. CCS is seen as an immediate strategy to get rid of waste carbon dioxide gas. The Earth had many safe, stable areas in which to store gases we don't want. Underground porous rock can act as a sponge to store carbon dioxide gas and keep it from leaking away. Old oil and gas fields are some of the best natural containers for carbon dioxide gas. The UK has many of these in the North Sea. 

At present, a

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