The Norwegian government has revived plans to develop technology which can capture and store carbon emissions from factory flues with a pledge to invest almost €30m (£26m) in a pair of new demonstration projects. The funding could lay the groundwork for a Europe-wide boom in carbon capture and storage (CCS) which will require strong international co-operation to bring costs down. The vote of confidence also bodes well for the UK which reignited plans to develop CCS last year after clean energy minister Claire Perry said carbon capture is a “vital technology”, which should be deployed “at an appropriate cost”. UK CCS developers are already understood to be in talks with Norway’s CCS experts.
Telegraph 15th May 2018 read more »