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Lessons from Australia show CCUS is about capturing public opinion and public finances, not carbon

June 23, 2022

Looking at Australia’s failed Gorgon project, CSSN Scholar Jeremy Walker and Dr. Kyla Tienhaara highlight how CCUS is not a transition toward a “net-zero” future for Canada but rather a cover-up for the fossil fuel industry.

“The principal purpose of CCUS has never been to tackle the climate crisis. Instead, CCUS serves to align public opinion and government policies with the fossil fuel industry’s plans for unrestricted expansion under the cover of “net-zero by 2050” rhetoric.”

“Now it’s time for the discourse to get real — enough with “net-zero” and technology-based fantasies dreamed up by oily PR agents.”

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