Europe’s relationship with CCS on the rocks

The UK is joining Norway in offering weak support for carbon capture as the country sets out its path to a low-carbon future The UK is joining Norway in offering weak support for carbon capture as the country sets out its path to a low-carbon future.
By The Wildcat 27 October 2017 0 28142
The Peterhead power plant. The CCS project at Peterhead ended after the UK cut its funding. (Shell)

The UK’s Clean Energy Strategy – a government document released earlier this month setting out the country’s path to a low-carbon future – was keenly anticipated by advocates of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.

At last, they hoped, Westminster would come to its senses and put CCS back at the forefront of its energy agenda, two years after callously scrapping its £1 billion ($1.3 billion) CCS funding competition.

But upon turning to page 69 of the document, it was clear any hope would be...

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