IEA calls for 100 CCS projects globally by 2020

One hundred carbon capture and storage (CCS) plants must be built worldwide by 2020 to help achieve emission reductions recommended by scientists, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Tuesday.

This is what is needed to deliver one-fifth of the recommended emission cuts, which is what the IEA says CCS's contribution should be. This estimate is part of the IEA's most cost-effective scenario for limiting global warming to two degrees Celsius.

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