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Carbon capture and storage 'being oversold as a panacea'

But critics and experts say there are geological risks, it's a waste of taxpayers' money and the 'economics are deadly.'

Carbon capture and storage of Canada's greenhouse gas emissions is still 12 to 20 years from being commercialized, but it's being oversold as a panacea and a silver bullet, however, it's a waste of taxpayers' money, there are geological risks to storing carbon dioxide underground and the economics "are deadly," say experts and critics who believe the federal government should be investing in other environmental solutions such as renewable energy and energy efficiency.

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Carbon capture and storage 'being oversold as a panacea'

But critics and experts say there are geological risks, it's a waste of taxpayers' money and the 'economics are deadly.'

Carbon capture and storage of Canada's greenhouse gas emissions is still 12 to 20 years from being commercialized, but it's being oversold as a panacea and a silver bullet, however, it's a waste of taxpayers' money, there are geological risks to storing carbon dioxide underground and the economics "are deadly," say experts and critics who believe the federal government should be investing in other environmental solutions such as renewable energy and energy efficiency.

  

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