Teesside Collective is a landmark project which is on track to revolutionise UK industry through carbon capture and storage (CCS) of emissions. But what actually is industrial CCS and how close are we to seeing low emissions from energy intensive industries?
It is not possible to support the use of fossil fuels and the climate simultaneously. True climate leaders have no option but to tackle head-on the damaging economic entrenchment of the coal, oil and gas industry.
If all the carbon that goes through the Keystone pipeline is captured and stored, it's about 2.5% of the annual US energy-related emissions, a toenail on the nation's carbon footprint. But it's a reasonable, feasible start.
Americans are behind Obama, in the sense that they support the president's concept of a national clean energy standard. But they're also behind, in the sense that the voting public is unwilling to go as far as the president wants to go because of costs.