With carbon capture having hit record levels, government investment in new projects is soaring, even Elon Musk is backing it . Here’s what’s happening in the space. As populations continue to grow and our energy burden to the planet increases, carbon dioxide levels in the earth’s atmosphere have hit a 4.5 million-year high , reaching 419 parts per million (ppm) this May. The greenhouse gas traps heat from the sun and keeps it close to the earth’s surface, contributing to climate change and causing devastating environmental effects. As a means of tackling the increase of carbon dioxide, governments and private energy companies are now looking for ways to capture carbon emissions produced during energy production to prevent their release into the air. In the U.S., private firm Venture Global LNG Inc. is aiming to capture 1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide every year from its sites across Louisiana, pending […]