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Decarbonization of fossil fuels as a strategy to control global warming

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  • Abbasi, Tasneem
  • Abbasi, S.A.

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With the world reaching near-total consensus on the seriousness of the global warming impacts, and on the urgency to halt further warming, R & D efforts have intensified many-fold to find ways and means of global warming control. One of the avenues being explored is 'decarbonization' of fossil fuel use by either decarbonizing the fuels before they are burnt or by capturing the CO2 they emit on combustion. In this paper the various available options are reviewed in the context of their economic and environmental viability. It emerges that even as the goal is very enchanting, the possibility of it's realization appears remote. It also follows that the only sure method of reducing greenhouse gas emissions presently available to humankind is by reducing consumption of energy and other resources.

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  • Abbasi, Tasneem & Abbasi, S.A., 2011. "Decarbonization of fossil fuels as a strategy to control global warming," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 15(4), pages 1828-1834, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:rensus:v:15:y:2011:i:4:p:1828-1834
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    1. Abbasi, S. A. & Abbasi, Naseema, 2000. "The likely adverse environmental impacts of renewable energy sources," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 65(1-4), pages 121-144, April.
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