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US plans to throw $500 million at pointless carbon capture

A $500 million investment in carbon capture has been proposed to the US government this week in a bill to promote “green economic growth”, but with technology improving lethargically, this appears to be another disguised attempt to keep the fossil fuel industry alive as renewables gather pace. Congresswoman Cheri Busos introduced legislation on Tuesday to provide finance for the facilitation of a new carbon capture infrastructure in the US, with a low-interest loan structure for trunk and feeder lines. These lines would enable carbon to be transported from its origins at power plants, to sites where it may be used, stored or reprocessed. The US currently has 5,000 miles of existing CO2 pipeline, with much of this leading to the…

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