Debate on carbon capture and storage

2012-01-30 10:31 by Anja Reitz

On 17 January 2012, MPs used a Westminster Hall to discuss Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in Scotland.

The debate was led by the Labour MP for Dunfermline and West Fife, Thomas Docherty, and focused on the collapse of a proposal to build a CCS scheme in Longannet in Fife.

The UK Treasury withdrew £1bn of support funding from the project when it became clear that it would not be enough to get the plant built.

Energy Secretary Chris Huhne announced the failure to reach a deal with power companies to capture carbon dioxide emissions at the plant and pipe them under the sea.

He blamed problems with the length of pipeline needed.

It would have been the UK's first CCS project.

Longannet is the UK's second largest coal-fired power station and Europe's third largest and is among the biggest polluters in the country. >>more

Source: BBC mobil - Democracy live

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