House debates

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Questions without Notice


2:48 pm

Photo of Josh FrydenbergJosh Frydenberg (Kooyong, Liberal Party, Minister for the Environment and Energy) Share this | Hansard source

I thank the member for Durack for her question. She holds the biggest electorate in Australia, home to some of the most major resource projects in Australia, like the Gorgon facility, which will soon see a major carbon capture and storage project. She, like all those on this side of the House, welcomed the Turnbull government's announcement that we will amend the CEFC legislation to allow carbon capture and storage—a proven technology which has an application not just for thermal generation, coal and gas but also, importantly, for industrial processes: for steel, for cement making, for chemical processes to reduce emissions by up to 90 per cent. It has been endorsed by the International Energy Agency, the IPCC

Mr Perrett interjecting


Tibor Majlath
Posted on 1 Jun 2017 3:26 pm

Since when has carbon capture and storage been a "proven technology" as claimed by the Minister?

The Minister's naive comment raises questions such as "How mature is this technology? How many companies in Australia use this technology? Is it expensive? How much does it add to company costs? How long before it makes a difference to current emission levels?".