The UK Government has been warned a rush to early decommissioning in the North Sea could result in "tragedy" for the future development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.
Aker Solutions today confirmed it had launched a five-month test programme for its carbon capture scheme in Norway.
Aberdeen South MP Callum McCaig has asked for clarification over a claim by the prime minister that carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology “isn’t working”. Speaking in the Commons chamber yesterday, the SNP’s energy spokesman at Westminster raised the issue of the shock decision to axe a £1billion competition for development money. He suggested that the prime minister and his energy secretary were contradicting each other on the subject.
Ruth Davidson has pledged to ensure the north-east is at the “front of the queue” for a share of any new UK Government investment in energy research.
A new national Carbon Capture and Storage company should be established to pick up the pieces of a shattered sector following the shock UK Government decision to withdraw a £1billion ring-fenced capital budget, according to an industry expert.
Aker Solutions has won an order to carry out a feasibility study on the development of the world's first commercial-scale carbon capture facility for use in cement production, the source of about 5% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
A decision by Drax to pull out of a £1billion carbon capture and storage (CCS) competition means a rival project at Grangemouth should get a shot at the funding, an industry specialist has claimed.
Drax power company has announced it is pulling out of a major scheme to develop technology to store carbon emissions, amid concerns over Government green policy changes. The firm said it would complete the feasibility study on a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project to catch up to 90% of emissions from a power station and store them permanently under the North Sea, but would not invest any further in the “White Rose” scheme. Drax blamed the “drastically different financial and regulatory environment“ which has seen the wholesale price of electricity drop and moves by the Government to rein back support for low carbon technology.
The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) is seeking partners for a project to study the impact of removing brine from under-sea stores which could be used to house captured carbon. The project will produce a cost-benefit analysis of brine production, using the CO2Stored database and models developed in the ETI’s UK Storage appraisal project as a starting point. Analysis will cover both saline aquifers and oil and gas reservoirs.
The UK government has signed an agreement with Canada to work together on research and knowledge sharing for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). Both countries released a joint statement which identifies how they plan to work together and build on the work they have already undertaken. The use of CCS is viewed as one of the most cost effective technologies for decarbonisation of the UK’s power.
An innovative new process that releases the energy in coal without burning . . . while capturing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide . . . has passed a milestone on the route to possible commercial use at a US university.
The launch of a new carbon capture and storage project in Canada has been hailed as a breakthrough in turning the concept into a reality.
Pioneering green energy technology being developed in the north and north-east could help cut £50billion from UK energy costs and inject another £20billion into the economy.
A top Shell adviser has called on UK ministers to take "urgent and decisive" action to develop carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.
The UK's new nuclear energy industry is potentially on course to be run by the French, Chinese and Russians - but all is still to play for, according to analysts.
Prime Minister David Cameron has revealed his vision of using the North Sea to drive a "second energy revolution".
As part of a stimulus package for investment in energy, Chancellor George Osborne said today the new Green Investment Bank would make its first set of green investments in April 2012.
The UK Government has announced it will hold a new £20million competition to develop carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.
Scotland's ambitious renewable energy targets are achievable, according to a new report.
The biggest question at the heart of Scotland's future power supply is not about renewables, though that is where the main focus tends. Rather it is Longannet.
A POWERFUL committee of MPs has expressed "shock" at the UK Government's decision to spend a £1billion fund which could be used to help a pioneering green energy project in the north-east.
A COUNCIL has rejected controversial proposals for a new coal-fired power station in its area.
UK Energy Secretary Chris Huhne and Norwegian energy minister Ola Borten Moe have signed an agreement to cooperate further on renewables, oil and gas and carbon capture and storage.
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Sir Ian Wood said yesterday that besides maximising recovery of North Sea reserves and taking advantage of international oil and gas opportunities, the north-east must begin to stake its claim in the new energy industries.