Plan to bury CO2 to meet Kyoto Protocol pledges

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2 September 2005, MADRID — Greenpeace has attacked plans by the government to bury CO2 emissions beneath the ground in an effort to complete its Kyoto pledges.

2 September 2005

MADRID — Greenpeace has attacked plans by the government to bury CO2 emissions beneath the ground in an effort to complete its Kyoto pledges.

The environmental group said to complete its pledges made to the Kyoto Protocol to reduce greenhouse emissions, Spain needed to cut the production of these 'greenhouse' gases.

They must also substitute combustible fuels, which produce CO2, for reusable energy and more efficiency energy sources.

Greenpeace's criticisms came following a report in the Spanish daily El Pais on Friday which revealed government plans to 'capture' and bury CO2 under the ground.

Greenpeace said to do this would not be cheap and would require new investment in infrastructure.

José Luis García Ortega, of Greenpeace, said: "We cannot go on using massive sources of energy which produce CO2 and pretend to store this because it is future generations which must find a solution."

The newspaper reported the project may cost EUR 90m.

Spain is the developed country which is furthest from completing its pledges to the Kyoto Protocol.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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