Boris Johnson has insisted the north-east’s Scottish Cluster carbon capture bid “still has strong potential” despite the UK Government choosing to reject the project.
UK business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has been grilled over the decision to reject the Scottish Cluster from the first round of a £1billion government carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) competition.
The UK Government has announced its choice of the East Coast Cluster and HyNet North West to develop as the UK’s first Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS) clusters by the mid-2020s. The Scottish Cluster has been named as a reserve project.
Sir Ian Wood calls on UK Government to ‘reconsider’ decision to omit Scottish Cluster from first phase
Sir Ian Wood has called on UK ministers to “reconsider their decision” not to pick Scotland as an initial base for carbon capture and storage (CCS).
Amid disappointment for the Scottish cluster, two other projects have been successful in their bids to become the first two carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) developments in the UK.
‘Catastrophic blow’: Tory ministers under fire as north-east misses out on carbon capture cash again
The UK Government is under fire after dealing another “bitterly disappointing” blow to the north-east’s bid to host a pioneering clean energy scheme.
‘Extremely disappointing’: Scottish Cluster misses out on first round of UK Government’s £1bn CCUS competition
A pioneering north-east carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) scheme will not form part of the UK Government’s initial vanguard.
Sir Ian Wood has questioned Westminster’s decision to provide initial backing to just two carbon capture and storage (CCS) clusters.
An agreement has been struck for the Acorn carbon capture and storage (CCS) project to decarbonise a new hydrogen plant in the Thames Estuary by shipping CO2 to Peterhead Port.
Petrochemical giant Ineos has said it is “reasonably confident” that the Acorn project in Aberdeenshire will be selected as part of the UK government’s first two CCUS clusters.
Peterhead’s future as a crucial hub for the transportation of low carbon fuel and emissions was discussed by ministers in Westminster this week.
An ambitious scheme to develop floating offshore wind off the north-east coast has joined industry group the Scottish Cluster.
Low-carbon energy projects in the north-east could create up to 20,600 jobs in the next ten years, a new report has predicted.
A new cross-sector group, featuring leading oil and gas firms, has been launched to pressure governments to get behind decarbonisation technology.