MPs urge the Government to 'fast track' CCS in the UK

2014-06-02 07:57 by Anja Reitz

The UK Energy and Climate Change (ECC) Committee report examines the progress of CCS in the UK as well as setting out a number of recommendations on how to overcome barriers to deployment. In particular, the ECC Committee recommends that the Government should “commit to a realistic but ambitious timeline for awarding support to projects both inside and outside its CCS commercialisation competition”.

"Fitting power stations with technology to capture and store carbon is absolutely vital if we are to avoid dangerously destabilizing the climate," said Energy and Climate Change Committee Chair, Tim Yeo MP. "After nearly a decade of delay DECC has finally got near to delivering two pilot Carbon Capture and Storage projects in the UK. It must now fast-track these projects and reach final investment decisions before the election to ensure this technology can start delivering carbon savings by the 2020s."

"These two demonstration projects will not be enough to kick-start the industry or have a significant impact on our carbon budgets, however. Ministers must also ensure that viable CCS projects not involved in the competition are able to apply for guaranteed-price contracts alongside other low-carbon energy schemes."


Source: Carbon Capture Journal, 23 May 2014

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