I have to deliver a major report on how much it’ll cost to build a major CO2 capture facility. It’s not my job to go into why capturing CO2 is important, but given that the company that’s doing it is considering spending a few hundred million dollars per year just to operate the darn thing, I think that it’d serve to refresh those considering it on why this plant might be a better use of such a gross amount of money than any of the many other things that they could spend it on.
So, hypothetically, say that we could rip out of the atmosphere at the cost of, hypothetically, . Is this a good or bad idea? And why?
For the purpose of this question, assume that this is the cheapest way to rip CO2 out of the atmosphere. In other words, this isn't a bad idea for the reason that there's a cheaper way.