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Carbon-Capture Storage by City-Tech Blogger Zhengdao Li

As one of the largest countries in the world, China has been leading the fight against climate change. China’s most recent efforts is developing carbon-capture storage facilities which turns carbon dioxide emissions from coal to gas fuel plants.

Located in Shaanxi Province, the facility is built to capture up to 800,000 tons of carbon dioxide on a yearly basis. This amount of carbon dioxide is equivalent to the carbon dioxide emitted by 80,000 cars per year. The facility is projected to reduce problems caused by burning fossil fuels that emits carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, one of the major components of the climate change problem. By incorporating carbon-capture storage facilities, China is planning to decrease carbon dioxide emissions about 1% each year, which is a remarkable change. By equipping carbon dioxide controls to existing power plants, carbon dioxide storage emissions are about four times lower than those in a regular gas plant. Though government and industry continue to research and develop technological innovations and cost reductions, carbon dioxide storage continues to promote significant emission reduction while leading to more flexibility in resources. We’ve seen in the past few decades, solar and wind energy sources growing in a number of countries because they have become a more economical solution to slowing global warming. In China, renewable energy has been one of the top priorities as well. However, carbon dioxide emissions are still on the rise which lowers air quality.

check out this video on Carbon Capture Storage here

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  1. Very well said, I believe that China is doing a great job from your detailed description on how their are battling the affects of carbon dioxide emissions by incorporating carbon-capture storage facilities in existing power plants. This is clearly remarkable work, they have put a lot of thought into making this world a healthier place for all of us. If they are able to achieve their goal of decreasing carbon dioxide emissions to about 1% each year, we might be looking at an amazing change in our way of life. We could slowly heal the Earth one crucial step at a time. When you stated how solar and wind energy sources are growing in a number of countries because they have become a more economical solution to slowing down global warming, I think you are on to something. Every country should try to make this a goal, for the good of the people after all. I myself took up an internship back in high school for an architecture firm which specialized in the installation of solar panels on people’s homes and other companies/businesses. The work this firm was doing was quite genuine and I believed they were onto something but from their business model people did not catch on as I thought they would. In the long run you would save money but many people do not have the time to wait around to recoup their investment in solar. The firm would charge about fifty thousand dollars for the full set-up and would teach you how to use the system. Think of the energy you could be saving to power your own home rather than spending enormous amount of money on electrical bills. To me it did not seem logical at the time, but since we live in a world where people are followers rather than leaders we should not questions why are our Earth is facing the trouble it is. It is based off our neglect for the greater common good.

  2. While I do support any viable method/strategy to reduce the already excessive amount of carbon monoxide in the Earth’s atmosphere, I strongly believe that the developed countries must deviate soonest from the catastrophic direction they currently head. Climate Change is a serious threat to the existence of humans. Therefore, I call on all those entities that make automobiles to curtail from making varying forms of transportation that uses fossil fuels. Instead, seriously consider manufacturing vehicles using solar, electric, or any other form of environmental friendly energy. The fervent desire by some humans for more and more wealth is one such factor that contributed to this dreadful situation.
    Unlike water vapor (most efficient Greenhouse gas) which has the ability to absorb long wavelength, humanity does have the ability to control the output of carbon monoxide. Hence, with the continuous rise in temperature, I urge manufacturing companies to step away from adding more CO2 to the atmosphere and go in the direction of producing environmental friendly products. I commit myself to this needed change; subsequently, you can too. It’s imminent! Let us collectively save planet Earth.

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