Magazine
Latest Issue

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,…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to letters@prospect-magazine.co.uk

More From Prospect