Controversial New Law Germany Squanders Chance to Pioneer CO2 Capture Technology

German scientists and industry had been hoping that carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology could help the transition to a low-carbon future. But a new bill drawn up by the German government has put the brakes on the technology before it was even properly tested.
A coal-fired power station in the German town of Neurath. The German energy industry was hoping that CCS could be the way forward.

A coal-fired power station in the German town of Neurath. The German energy industry was hoping that CCS could be the way forward.

Foto: INA FASSBENDER/ REUTERS
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan