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19 Jul 2010, Germany --- (dpa File) - An archive picture, dated 19 July 2010, shows a mechanic at work installing new filters as part of a carbon capture pilot project (CCS) in Spremberg, Germany. The German government decided in favour of a controversial legal draft for the research in to capturing and storing carbon dioxide. Photo: Georg Ismar | Location: SPREMBERG, BRANDENBURG, GERMANY.  --- Image by © Georg Ismar/dpa/Corbis

CCS is “vital” for UK to meet emission reduction targets

A new report by the Climate Change Committee has said that carbon capture and storage (CCS) is “vital” for the UK to meet its 2050 climate targets. The report also said that “low-carbon policies have increased energy prices for businesses”. The report said: “A new strategic approach is required to […]

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry (2ndL) stands with Vice President Mike Pence (L), EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke prior to President Donald Trump signing an executive order on "energy independence," eliminating Obama-era climate change regulations, during an event at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington, U.S., March 28, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTX333LS

Rick Perry defends energy grid review

The US energy secretary, Rick Perry, has defended his review into the US grid. Mr Perry said his aim is to remove “political” influences over the health of the grid. “I recognize markets have had a role in the evolution of our energy mix, but no reasonable person can deny […]

SAIL looks to cut dependence on BHP

SAIL looks to cut dependence on BHP

The Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) is preparing to diversify where it sources its coking coal from. SAIL buys 12 million tonnes of coal per year. Currently SAIL gets over 80% – between 9 and 10 million tonnes – of its coal from BHP. An official for SAIL said: […]

New CCS report contradicts expert opinion

New CCS report contradicts expert opinion

A report claims the cost of carbon capture and storage (CCS) would be higher than nuclear or renewables – despite a major Parliamentary study saying that a failure to invest in the technology will cost the country £30billion. The new report by the Global Warming Policy Foundation said that CCS […]

BRIDGWATER, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 20:  Plant machinary involved in constructing the new Hinkley Point power station operate in front of the old Hinkley Point A buildings near Bridgwater on September 20, 2016 in Somerset, England. The decision last week by the Prime Minister Theresa May to finally give the go-ahead to the much delayed project to construct a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point next to the existing one, has been generally warmly welcomed by many people in the nearby town of Bridgwater, who hope that the decade-long construction period will bring a host of economic benefits to the area.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Government says the UK needs “reliable and affordable” electricity

The new Parliamentary Under-Secretary for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has said the UK needs “reliable and affordable” electricity. Richard Harrington said that the UK needs a “diverse mix of energy assets” in order to deliver “reliable and affordable” electricity. Mr Harrington defended the development of […]

IEA stresses the importance of carbon capture

IEA stresses the importance of carbon capture

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has said has said that achieving climate targets will be impossible without carbon capture. The head of the IEA’s Energy Demand Technology Unit, Eric Masanet, said that if the international community’s climate goals are to be reached “we can’t get there without CCS”. He said: […]

Claire Perry a junior transport minister leaves Downing Street, London, as Prime Minister David Cameron puts his new ministerial team in place.

UK minister highlights the importance of CCS for emissions reduction

Claire Perry, the Minister for Climate Change and Industry, has hailed the UK’s efforts to reduce emissions and praised the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC). Perry was asked in Parliament by Paul Blomfield MP whether the delay in the publication of the government’s carbon reduction plan reflected […]

India needs coal to provide universal electrification

India needs coal to provide universal electrification

An opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal has highlighted why India, unlike China, cannot afford to rely on renewable energy. China’s per capita electricity consumption is 3,927 kWh compared to India’s of 804 kWh. According to the World Bank 100% of the population of China has access to electricity […]