Buy and Bury

Just a quick note here for further reference of the “buy and bury” idea I just had.

Reducing CO2 emissions is nice as a transition measure. But in the end, the large majority of fossil fuel needs to stay in the ground permanently.

How is that supposed to happen?

One possible idea would be to buy fossil fuel and then bury it somewhere in the ground. That’s “buy and bury”, which just happens to be a nice alliteration.

Of course, one could add to the effectiveness of such a scheme if one was to buy the fossil fuel before it is extracted from the ground in the first place, since in that case the cost of burying it again will be saved.

I recall having proposed something like that in my post yesterday: “_Which_ Fossil Fuel Will Stay in the Ground?

Published by kflenz

Professor at Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo. Author of Lenz Blog (since 2003,

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