Category Archives: Carbon capture

UK Government abandons CCS

Hidden away in today's Autumn Statement – the Chancellor has decided to abandon government support for Carbon Capture and Storage. That probably means the Peterhead project is dead. Government has messed about with this project for years and is now killing it. Removing any chance of the UK developing this vital technology.   “HM Government …

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Drax decision is another blow to failing energy policy

Drax pulling out of their Whiterose clean coal technology project is another sign that the UK government's energy policy, or lack of one, is crashing around their ears. Drax operations director Pete Emery said: “The decision is based purely on a drastically different financial and regulatory environment and we must put the interests of the …

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Peterhead CCS project gets go ahead

Some good news on the energy front today. And no, I don’t mean the respective cabinets lining up in Aberdeen to parade their different oil industry scenarios! The UK government announced that the Peterhead CCS project, a joint venture between Shell and SSE is to be awarded funding for a front end engineering and design …

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Peterhead CCS gets go ahead

Peterhead gas fired power station is one of two schemes that have been given the go ahead for the long delayed UK Government carbon capture and storage competition. The Grangemouth project lost out and is on a reserve list. The Peterhead project involves capturing around 90% of the carbon dioxide before transporting it and storing …

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Carbon capture funding cut

Carbon capture and storage (CSS) is key to the long term future of fossil fuel power stations that make an important contribution to Scotland’s energy mix. The UK Government is supposed to be supporting the development of this technology by funding a CCS competition. The original front runner was the ScottishPower plant at Longannet, but that collapsed over a …

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Carbon capture projects – DECC short list

The TUC’s Touchstone Blog this morning questions the decision not to shortlist the Don Valley Power Project for the UK’s £1bn Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) competition. They ask is the government’s intent on pushing any major financial commitment to carbon capture into the next Parliament? Don Valley was the top ranked project in a …

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