The UK government will have to “front up” to support carbon capture and storage (CCS) as part of its industrial strategy, the Scottish Government has said.
Attempts are being made to revive the “corpse” of the carbon capture and storage (CCS) project which had been destined for Peterhead, Scotland’s energy minister said yesterday. But Fergus Ewing said none of the other options being mulled would be easy to put into practice. Plans to build the CCS plant were derailed in November following the UK Government’s decision to cut £1billion worth of funding for the technology.
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.
The UK Government is being urged to outline how it will support a world-leading north-east gas project after the energy secretary announced plans to phase out coal by 2025.