Can carbon capture and storage justify new coal-fired electricity?

Briefing papers
December 2015
Ilmi Granoff and Sam Pickard
The briefing paper determines that because carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology is not yet viable, it does not justify the new coal-fired power plants being built today.

CCS makes new coal plants uneconomic, particularly when compared to growing competition from cleaner energy alternatives.

Nonetheless, CCS research and development should continue with a focus on industrial uses, which do not have economically-viable low-carbon alternatives.