Words of Warming

What Is Carbon Capture and Sequestration?

It’s receiving investment from some of the most powerful names in oil, gas, and technology

Words of Warming is a new series from Future Human defining the language of climate change and environmental and climate justice.

Definition of carbon capture and sequestration

1: a group of technologies aimed at removing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere and storing it in deep underground rock formations called saline aquifers. Earlier this month, Marketwatch reported on a partnership between oil and gas giant Chevron, Microsoft, and Schlumberger New Energy to build a carbon capture plant in Central California:

Chevron Corp. is partnering with Microsoft Corp., oilfield services firm Schlumberger New Energy and privately held Clean Energy Systems to build a carbon capture plant in California. It’s another push by the oil major [Chevron] to invest in renewables and other technology in anticipation of a tougher selling climate for its traditional energy.

Drew Costley is a Staff Writer at FutureHuman covering the environment, health, science and tech. Previously @ SFGate, East Bay Express, USA Today, etc.

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