State buys land for underground CO2 storage

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The Spanish state has reserved 11 locations of varying sizes throughout the peninsula as future locations for the underground storage of carbon dioxide.

18 February 2008

MADRID - The Spanish state has reserved 11 locations of varying sizes throughout the peninsula as future locations for the underground storage of carbon dioxide emitted from power stations. The gas, which contributes to the problem of global warming and climate change, would be stored more than 1,000 metres below the surface in order to reduce harmful emissions.

As in the case of land that is to be used for mining, the exact perimeters of the territory have been clearly defined in order to prevent companies or private purchasers from speculating with their ownership. "Later we will carry out thorough studies of the genuine options available to us for each site and the geological storage of CO2," says Juan Manuel Kindelán, president of the Foundation for Energy Studies.

[Copyright EL PAÍS / I. G. MARDONES 2008]

Subject: Spanish news

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