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Identifying regionally dependent barriers in the Carbon Capture and Storage industry

Precourt Institute for Energy

PI: Gabrielle Wong-Parodi, Earth System Science

Student: KC McKanna


Project Summary

International progress towards the decarbonization goals presented at the Paris Agreement remains slow, despite continued cost declines in many solutions. This project aims to inform public policy regarding the realistic pace of deep decarbonization and the identification of potential bottlenecks to the penetration of carbon capture and sequestration. This work will be the first step toward developing regionally-specific Bayesian belief network models on CCS by focusing first on China and India. The research will emphasize factors underlying the inertia blocking decarbonization and what variables could mitigate that inertia.