Carbon capture and storage doesn’t work.
Unfortunately, the link doesn’t work.
There is CO2 leakage in Direct Air Capture. But to say that it doesn’t work at all, doesn’t seem to be a valid claim.
I’m also not a fan of CCS as a solution to climate change, but that is the current situation, not the future one, or one that would become apparent with a large scale of investment by government. Its certainly possible to do direct air capture, as recent news shows:
So surely CCS is possible, but just perhaps extremely expensive. I am aware of its very dubious history though. Its included in the game as an expensive option that reduces emissions without upsetting the oil-lobby too much.
That plant I linked to though is laughably small… its equivalent to taking 790 cars off the road and works out at $600/ton of emissions captured. Hugely expensive compared to planting trees, or encouraging a switch to lower emission vehicles, or m,ore economic heating.
Now that we are talking about ways of dealing with climate chage without upseting oil barons may I suggest implementing some form of geoingeniering into the game?
Also there are other forms of carbon capture that are cheaper like enhanced weathering, at 80 - 160 $ per ton removed, although they get less atention because they don’t use some form of fancy tech.
Why is there no boost to gdp/employment for all that construction?
Or a reduction in energy effiviency? Since it is highly energy intensive.