SSE has announced an agreement with Shell UK to work together on its planned carbon capture and storage project at its Peterhead gas-fired power station in Scotland.
The UK government yesterday approved plans for two new power stations in Yorkshire, one of which will be a biomass and energy-from-waste facility.
The costs of generating 60-90% of the UK’s electricity demand through renewables could be offset by an ambitious programme of energy efficiency improvements to the country’s homes, says WWF-UK.
While the cancellation of Scottish Power’s Longannet carbon capture and storage demonstration project has provoked shock, it is not the end of the technology in the UK.
The Longannet carbon capture and storage project has fallen through, following a breakdown in discussions between the UK government and development partners Scottish Power, Shell and National Grid.
The UK’s failure to invest in carbon capture and storage is putting at risk 10,000 jobs associated with the coal mining and power industries, warns the Trades Union Congress.
Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing yesterday urged the UK Government to support the Longannet carbon capture and storage project at ScottishPower’s Fife coal-fired power station.
Following the UK chancellor George Osborne’s comments at the Conservative party conference that the UK would cut its carbon emissions “no slower but also no faster” than the rest of Europe, hinting at a scaling back of the Government’s green agenda, it has emerged that a major carbon capture project could be scrapped.
China is to invest 2 trillion yuan (over $300 billion) over the next five years to encourage a low-carbon economy, according to Reuters reports.
Carbon capture and storage has the potential to reduce CO2 emissions from the industrial sector 4 gigtonnes by 2050, according to a new report.