Norway buries carbon capture PLANS — not CO2 — amid mounting costs and delays

The BBC reports:

The outgoing government in Norway has buried much-vaunted plans to capture carbon dioxide and store it underground amid mounting costs and delays.

The oil and energy ministry said the development of full-scale carbon dioxide capture at Mongstad oil refinery had been discontinued.

It said it remained committed to research into carbon capture.

When the Labour Party presented the plan in 2007, it was hailed as Norway’s equivalent of a “Moon landing”.

Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and his allies lost a general election to conservatives and centrists this month, and are due to step down shortly.

Mongstad had already run into difficulties.

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4 responses to “Norway buries carbon capture PLANS — not CO2 — amid mounting costs and delays

  1. When it comes to expensive environmental projects, “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time. “

    • Obviously, they didn’t have enough regular meetings with stakeholders, good press on how they were making progress, Presidential visits with press or spread enough cash around to keep all the rent seekers happy. Besides, they don’t have to keep all the people happy, just the influential few.

  2. And another one bites the dust!

  3. Since when did cost become a factor in Norway?

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