Carbon Capture and Storage in Australia
Impact on water supplies
A consultancy report undertaken for the National Water Commission cautioned that CCS would place additional demands on already limited water availability. "Issues related to water availability and carbon dioxide emissions present long term challenges for electricity generators. This is because water-cooled, low-emission, thermal power plants are likely to be significantly more water intensive than current coal-fired power plants. For example, coal-fired power plants incorporating carbon capture and storage (CCS) could be one-quarter to one-third more water intensive," the report states.
Articles and Resources
- ACIL Tasman and Evans and Peck, Water and the electricity generation industry - implications of use, National Water Commission, Waterlines report No 18, August 2009.
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- National Low Emissions Coal Initiative
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- House of Representative Standing Committee on Science and Innovation, Between a Rock and a Hard Place the science of geosequestration: Report of the inquiry into geosequestration technology, August 2007. (The Tabling Speeches were made by the committee Chair, Mr Petro Georgiou MP and Deputy Chair, Mr Harry Quick MP. They are incorporated in Hansard). The submissions made to the inquiry are here).
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