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Solving the carbon dioxide problem

Carbon sequestration means we can meet our Kyoto commintments without relying on unpopular nuclear power or unrealistic projections for renewables

By Richard Barry   March 2003

The forthcoming energy white paper, expected in March, will need to be read with our Kyoto greenhouse gas commitments in mind. Last May, without great fanfare, Britain, along with the other 14 EU countries, ratified the Kyoto protocol. The protocol will not come into force until it has been ratified by countries which account for at least 55 per cent of the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of the developed world. But that will happen later this year when Russia ratifies the protocol. Ninety days after that happens, our Kyoto promises become binding commitments.

But what exactly are those? By ratifying,…

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