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Canada switches on world's first carbon capture power plant

 Boundary Dam CCS power plant in Canada. Photograph: SaskPowerCCS
Boundary Dam CCS power plant in Canada. Photograph: SaskPowerCCS
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The Guardian

Canada has switched on the first large-scale coal-fired power plant fitted with a technology that proponents say enables the burning of fossil fuels without tipping the world into a climate catastrophe.

The project, the first commercial-scale plant equipped with carbon capture and storage technology, was held up by the coal industry as a real life example that it is possible to go on burning the dirtiest of fossil fuels while avoiding dangerous global warming.

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