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Inquiry into Geosequestration Technology

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On Monday 13 August 2007, the House Standing Committee on Science and Innovation tabled its report on the inquiry into Geosequestration Technology entitled Between a Rock and a Hard Place the science of geosequestration.

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This report is comprised of preliminary pages, 8 chapters, 1 dissent and 4 appendices.

Between a Rock and a Hard Place the science of geosequestration

Preliminary pages (PDF 163KB)
Contents, foreword, committee membership, terms of reference, list of abbreviations and list of recommendations

Chapter 1 (PDF 70KB)

Chapter 2 (PDF 345KB)
Climate change, coal and CCS

Chapter 3 (PDF 218KB)
Carbon capture and storage

Chapter 4 (PDF 385KB)
Australian carbon capture and storage demonstration projects

Chapter 5 (PDF 181KB)
The environmental benefits and risks of carbon capture and storage and public perception

Chapter 6 (PDF 236KB)
The economic benefits and costs of carbon capture and storage

Chapter 7 (PDF 187KB)
Legislative and regulatory framework

Chapter 8 (PDF 169KB)
Positioning australian industry to capture possible market applications

Dissenting report (PDF 211KB)
Dr Dennis Jensen MP, Hon Jackie Kelly MP, Hon Danna Vale MP and Mr David Tollner MP

Appendix A (PDF 42KB)
List of submissions

Appendix B (PDF 52KB)
List of exhibits

Appendix C (PDF 65KB)
List of hearings, witnesses and inspections

Appendix D (PDF 121KB)
The principle power stations in Australia

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