A north-east MSP has called for assurances that UK carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects won’t hit the buffers following the Cabinet reshuffle. Stewart Stevenson, SNP MSP for Banffshire and Buchan Coast, claimed CCS was vital in “the context of a climate emergency”. But he cast doubt on the new secretary of state for energy’s commitment to CCS. He said Andrea Leadsom previously opposed an amendment to the 2017 Energy Bill seeking the creation of a national strategy for CCS. David Duguid, Conservative MP for Banff and Buchan, described the SNP’s questioning of Ms Leadsom’s commitment to the technology as “desperate”. And he added that Ms Leadsom had labelled the proposed Labour/SNP amendment “unnecessary” and stressed Ms Leadsom fully backed CCS in her previous roles as an energy minister and junior environment minister.
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