Carbon Capture

Concerns UK government carbon capture investment is not enough

Concerns UK government carbon capture investment is not enough

The new UK government’s clean growth strategy has included investment in carbon capture. Carbon Capture has been highlighted as essential if the world is to reach its emission reduction targets under the Paris Agreement. The UK Climate Minister Claire Perry has described the technology as “vital”. The Internatipnal Energy Agency […]

UK government invests in carbon capture

UK government invests in carbon capture

The UK minister for Climate has announced up to £100 million of funding for carbon capture technology. Claire Perry, the UK minister for climate, launched the government’s new Clean Growth Strategy at an event this morning. The strategy included investment in carbon capture, promising to: “Demonstrate international leadership in carbon […]

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Carbon capture could provide UK 225,000 jobs – report

A new report has said that by investing in carbon capture the UK could create 225,000 jobs. The report also says that there could be an economic gain of £160 billion and the storage of 1.5 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide. The report by Summit Energy follows a speech by […]

Oil giants invest in carbon capture

Oil giants invest in carbon capture

Three oil giants have signed a carbon capture deal. Shell, Statoil and Total have entered a partnership to develop large scale carbon capture ans storage in Norway. This follows the award of a contract from Gassnova to Statoil in June for the first phase of this project. The first phase […]

Carbon capture: “vital” – Minister

Carbon capture: “vital” – Minister

The UK climate Minister Claire Perry has said that the government will be announcing new carbon capture policy. Speaking at the Conservative party conference Perry called the technology “vital”. Perry said she would be “saying a lot more” Carbon Capture and Storage in the coming weeks, hinting that the Government […]

50% of UK public support new coal with carbon capture

50% of UK public support new coal with carbon capture

A new survey has shown that 50% of the UK public would support a new coal plant with carbon capture. The survey, carried out by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers showed that 50% of the public were in favour of new coal plants if the plant was fitted with carbon […]

Shell CEO highlights the need for carbon capture

Shell CEO highlights the need for carbon capture

The CEO of Shell has criticised the UK government for failing to invest in carbon capture and said that the technology will be vital for reaching Paris climate targets. Ben van Beurden, Shell’s CEO highlighted the importance of carbon capture, and said: “Without CCS there is no hope to meet […]

Republican presidential candidate and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry discusses his economic plan at a National Press Club luncheon speech in Washington July 2, 2015. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File photo - RTX2D1EX

US energy secretary announces funding for carbon capture

The US energy secretary, Rick Perry, has announced millions of dollars in federal funding for carbon capture technology. Mr Perry pledged $36 million dollars for research into the technology. The energy secretary said: “Carbon capture technologies are one of the most effective ways we can continue to leverage the sustainability […]