Carbon capture and storage: EU moves closer to controversial technology

Norway is leading the way: About 100 kilometers off the west coast and around 2,600 meters below the seabed, Europe’s largest CO2 landfill is currently being built. From 2024, 1.5 million metric tons of greenhouse gases per year are to be stored there; in the future, capacity could be expanded to up to five million, depending on demand, say the operating companies. “Northern Lights” is the name of the project by energy companies Equinor, Royal Dutch Shell, and Total, which is being funded by the Norwegian government and is intended to provide storage space for energy-intensive industries throughout Europe.

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