According to a new paper from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the UK’s carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) sector could scale rapidly to support 50,000 jobs by mid-century. Published late on Friday (7 May), the policy paper states that the UK will aim to capture and store 10 million tonnes of CO2 per year by 2030. Should this target be met, and progress continue accelerating between 2030 and 2050, the paper states, some 50,000 jobs could be supported.
Edie 10th May 2021 read more »
Plans for a new low-carbon power station in the north-east, which would support hundreds of jobs during the construction and operation phase, have been unveiled. SSE Thermal and Equinor have teamed up to develop what could become one of the UK’s first power stations to be equipped with carbon capture and storage in Peterhead. It’s claimed the plant would “propel” the UK’s net zero ambitions, meeting 15% of the UK Government’s 10 million tonne target for carbon captured by 2030.
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Energy giants SSE and Equinor are planning to build the first power station in Scotland to use carbon capture technology. The gas-fired power station at Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, could capture up to 1.5m tonnes of carbon dioxide from its emissions each year. The development, which is still dependent on securing sufficient investment, is hoped to be ready by 2026. SSE and Equinor are also developing two low-carbon power stations in North Lincolnshire, announced last month. The Peterhead power station would achieve 15pc of the Government’s target to capture 10m tonnes of CO2 annually by 2030, according to major Scottish energy supplier SSE.
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