Last week’s poll: What’s the likely future for carbon capture and storage?

The largest proportion of our respondents — 44 per cent — took a gloomy view towards CCS, saying that the technology would increase the price of electricity to unacceptabe levels. The next largest group, a little under a third, took a different view, opting for a search for an altogether different technological approach to the technique. Optimists were in the distinct minority last week — only 12 per cent went for each of the positive options, with heavy government subsidy keeping CCS viable or the normal technological market approach, which sees costs coming down as the technology matures.


What do you think of these results? Did we get the options right, or are there other answers? Is CCS the only way that fossil fuel burning can be practical in future? Leave us your opinions below.