the process of trapping carbon dioxide at its emission source, transporting it to a usually underground storage location, and isolating it there:
New carbon capture technologies provide an additional weapon against global warming.
The coal industry says carbon-capture technology is unproven and would make building new plants uneconomical.
Obama Administration Issues New Rules Capping Carbon Emissions From New Coal Plants Josh Dzieza September 19, 2013
- Carbon copy
a duplicate of anything written or typed, made by using a photocopier or, formerly, by using carbon paper. Abbreviation: cc. a copy of an email or other electronic document that is sent to one or more people in addition to the primary addressee. Abbreviation: cc. a near or exact duplicate of a given person or […]
a permit that gives a company, country, etc., the right to emit a specified amount of carbon compounds into the atmosphere, and may be purchased if emissions are expected to exceed a quota or sold if the quota is not reached: Companies can accumulate carbon credits by funding new forest growth. noun a certificate showing […]
Ecology. the circulation of carbon atoms in the biosphere as a result of photosynthetic conversion of carbon dioxide into complex organic compounds by plants, which are consumed by other organisms: the carbon returns to the atmosphere in the form of carbon dioxide as a result of respiration, decay by fungi, bacteria, etc., and combustion of […]
a city in SW Illinois. a city in NE Pennsylvania, near Scranton: coal-mining center. Historical Examples Carbondale is situated in one of the richest anthracite coal regions of the state, and its principal interest is in coal. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3 Various The first trip of an American locomotive was made […]