Burning coal under Scotland’s seabed would cause significant environmental damage and would be “completely out of step” with the nation’s climate change goals, a report by environmentalists has warned.
One of the world’s leading manufacturers of high performance filtration and separation technology has secured spares orders worth $5million for Asia’s largest gasification projects.
Oil tycoon Algy Cluff warned Scottish ministers the day after a moratorium on fracking was confirmed that Scotland could risk losing £250million of investment. The multi-millionaire warned energy minister Fergus Ewing and Alex Neil that including his plans for underground coal gasification (UCG) in the moratorium would have an impact on Cluff Natural Resources (CNR) ability to “operate and invest” further in Scotland. CNR has ploughed ahead with plans to develop Britain’s first offshore UCG project in recent times, despite opposition from environmentalists, who feel the methods used are unsafe and require further testing.