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Not underneath my backyard

Dutch go all NIMBY on carbon capture and storage


 

In a development that will likely soon hit Alberta also, the Dutch are throwing up opposition to Royal Dutch Shell’s carbon sequestration plans, in large part because Shell has announced it no longer plans to put big money in renewables like wind and solar energy. But the Dutch protests have something to do with fear too: “A large part of the carbon-storage technology is unproved,” Anne-Marie van het Erve, a spokeswoman for one local city council opposed to the move, told the Wall Street Journal. “And we’re saying if it’s an experiment, you shouldn’t be doing it in an urban
environment.”

Wall Street Journal


 
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