Yesterday I was pleased to attend the prophetically titled event ‘A new age for coal with carbon capture and storage (CCS)’ which took place at the Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining in London. Organised by the Society of Chemical Industry, the workshop combined results from fundamental CCS research and large-scale projects with some enlightening perspectives on the future potential for the technology in the UK and the political action required for it to progress. The high-profile debate in the UK over rising energy prices and future energy shortages was highlighted as indicative of a wider transition in . . .