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Bruce Taylor

As the volocity of climate change impacts globally become nearly daily more evident. Anthropogenic carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) is just that; sequestration means to store carbon permanently in subterranean or beneath the sea floor geologic formations. It in no sense means that it may be used for any other industrial purposes, but must be removed from the atmosphere, and must not contribute to carbon in any other sector. While there are likely places in the world with CCS will be the only viable answer to allow emerging economies to grow while attempting to achieve UN benchmarks on the journey to Carbon Zero, Carbon Positive and, ultimately, Climate Positive on or before 2050. (Carbon Neutrality isn't the same as Carbon Zero, either.) New Mexico's economy stands to thrive from rapid acceleration its investment and development in large-scale solar and wind technology, energy storage, and smartgrid distribution. Likely both geothermal and biomass in areas of the state also will contribute to renewability and carbon reduction. A move to invest in and develop both community-level and large-scale renewable energy at an accelerated rate will be an increasingly critical factor in the state's economic development vitality, as all governing boards take on their Zero Carbon sustainability challenge at an ever-increasing velocity. All of advanced technology industries will require 100% renewable energy availability, or will develop it for themselves, an inhibitor to locating in a state where the roadmap isn't clearly drawn. This is no longer a choice. So, no way should any potential CCS project be undertaken. Instead, getting fully behind all renewable efforts, and clearing all obstacles ought to be a politics, governance and private sector investment/development priority.

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