The Netherlands' carbon dilemma: sequester or recycle? [News]
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
As soon as the new Dutch government took office in October, it announced an aggressive target—to reduce carbon emissions by 49 percent by 2030. This will ultimately require the Netherlands to sequester 20 million metric tons of carbon dioxide per year-equivalent to the annual emissions produced by 4.5 coal-fired power plants. Sequestering that much CO 2 underground will be difficult, whether it's captured directly from the flues of power stations and steel mills or extracted from the air. Currently, the Netherlands sequesters less than 10,000 metric tons of CO 2 annually.
Electrical Engineering, Measurement and Control Technology