CCS - a necessity to halt the
Climate change, a result of emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, is the overriding environmental challenge of our time. Vattenfall uses fossil fuels in some plants and we therefore have a responsibility to reduce our carbon dioxide emissions.
We also see it as our responsibility to take initiatives, to be a driver of development and lead the way for others. CCS will enable us to reduce carbon dioxide emissions while continuing to use fossil fuels, something that will still be necessary for a long time to come. CCS will work as a temporary solution that buys us the time we need to develop a sustainable energy system in the future. We say that CCS is a way of “bridging to the future”. We need CCS technology if we are to start reducing the ever-growing amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and thereby counteracting the greenhouse effect.