Carbon Capture

Trump’s budget proposal boosts carbon capture & storage efforts

Trump’s budget proposal boosts carbon capture & storage efforts

The White House has released a budget proposal to significantly increase funding for research and development for cleaner technologies within the fossil fuel industry. Rick Perry, US Secretary of Energy, said: “I think everybody who is in touch with reality will tell you that fossil fuels are going to continue […]

Trump signs landmark CCUS legislation

Trump signs landmark CCUS legislation

Last week US President Trump signed a piece of landmark legislation that will encourage the development of the next generation of clean carbon technologies to help fight climate change. The bill passed includes the 45Q tax credits for carbon capture, which could significantly improve the country’s reduction of greenhouse gases, […]

Cross party support essential for growth of CCS

Cross party support essential for growth of CCS

A new report has been presented to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), that says one of the biggest challenges to the wide spread use of carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a lack of commercial incentives and revenue. According to the study, that was presented to […]

Energy experts praise planned US-led “Clean Coal Alliance”

Energy experts praise planned US-led “Clean Coal Alliance”

Industry experts have come out to support the Donald Trump White House’s planned “Clean Coal Alliance”, which is aimed at sharing carbon capture and storage (CCS) and high efficiency, low emission (HELE) technologies with countries around the world. In November 2017, White House Adviser George David Banks promoted low carbon […]

New report says offshore decommissioning a “poor deal” for Scottish taxpayers

New report says offshore decommissioning a “poor deal” for Scottish taxpayers

A recent report has found that decommissioning in the oil and gas sector is costing Scottish taxpayers huge amounts of money for a task that is not necessarily beneficial to the environment. The report has called for a review of the planned decommissioning and subsequent deconstruction of offshore oil and […]

Moody’s: CCS essential to hitting global climate targets

Moody’s: CCS essential to hitting global climate targets

A new Moody’s Investor Service report has found that the deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) is vital in reaching global emission targets around the world. The technology buries carbon emissions from power plants deep underground, where it can be held for thousands of years to help avoid climate […]

Chinese firms to build HELE coal plant in Bangladesh

Chinese firms to build HELE coal plant in Bangladesh

A consortium of Chinese companies will begin to build a clean coal power plant in Bangladesh, which will include two supercritical units. The plant will be located at Payra in Patuakhali district – 204km south of the capital, Dhaka. In March 2016, an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract was […]

Scott Pruitt forced to cancel fact-finding trip to Japan

Scott Pruitt forced to cancel fact-finding trip to Japan

The head of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt last weekend was meant to travel to Japan to visit one of the world’s most efficient coal power plants. David Mohler, an Obama-era former deputy assistant secretary for clean coal and carbon management within the Office of Fossil Energy […]