In all four pathways in the latest IPCC report, and in other climate scenarios by leading organisations including the IEA, CCUS plays a significant role in ensuring deep emissions reductions and balancing and removing emissions from the atmosphere. Beyond 2050, it states that CCUS will have a vital role in delivering future negative emissions. Globally, CCUS can have a strategic importance in securing a just transition to a low-carbon economy. It will help preserve jobs, create new employment opportunities and new industries. CCUS will foster industrial growth and innovation conducive to a net-zero emissions future. It will support a just-transition that goes hand-in-hand with industrial competitiveness. It will also support the energy transition by producing carbon free energy vectors such as hydrogen, electricity and heat. Its application beyond the power sector can significantly curb emissions in heavy industries like cement, steel and petro-chemicals. For the UK, CCUS can play a vital role in supporting the decarbonisation across the whole economy while maximising social and economic benefits. CCUS can also support the UK in retaining its industrial base, while delivering a low-cost pathway to decarbonisation for the entire UK economy. According to the UK Committee on Climate Change, the costs of decarbonising the UK could be reduced by 50 per cent with the deployment of CCUS. The CCUS Cost Challenge Taskforce report, presented last July to Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth Claire Perry, makes a strong case on how CCUS can deliver significant value and opportunities for the UK and its economy. The promising pipeline of pioneering CCUS projects and CCUS industrial clusters such as Humberside, Merseyside, Teesside, Scotland and South Wales have the potential to underpin the UK’s future low-carbon economy. Today, global climate and energy leaders, academics, industry, financial institutions are gathering in Edinburgh for an international CCUS conference organised by the UK Government and the Global CCS Institute following the UK Government-IEA International CCUS Summit. Over 350 participants from around the world will be discussing key priorities for action to support large-scale deployment of CCUS in years to come.
Business Green 29th Nov 2018 read more »
International climate change leaders have gathered in Edinburgh to call for all sectors to join forces and rapidly develop carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology. They said failure to bring CCS to fruition would spell “disaster” for Paris climate change targets – and any hope of a fully decarbonised future. The Accelerating CCS Conference was organised by the UK Government and the Global CCS Institute.
Energy Voice 29th Nov 2018 read more »
Teesside’s multi-billion pound clean power plant is set to change Teesside’s skyline and generate enough power to run six MILLION homes – almost twice as many as in London. It means the UK could have its first project to capture and store carbon emissions by the mid-2020s. Teesside will be a test case to help the world meet its climate change goals – as world energy leaders admit hitting targets on emissions would be “practically impossible” without carbon capture technology.
Teeside Gazette 28th Nov 2018 read more »