Holyrood’s energy minister has described Scotland as “potentially the best placed country in Europe” to deliver carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) on a commercial scale. During his keynote address at the Society of Petroleum Engineers Aberdeen Section’s virtual CCUS Conference 2020, Paul Wheelhouse MSP said the Scottish Government has “resolute support” for the technology and recognises the key role it has to play in reducing carbon emissions. According to the International Energy Agency, CCUS could reduce global carbon dioxide emissions by 19% and that without it, the cost of efforts to battle climate change could increase by 70%. Both the UK and Scottish Governments have made moves in recent years to encourage the development of the technology domestically.
Energy Voice 27th Oct 2020 read more »
After decades spent extracting fossil fuels from the UK’s North Sea, a consortium of oil companies is preparing to pump Britain’s greenhouse gas emissions back beneath the seabed to help meet the government’s climate ambitions. BP has set out plans to lead an alliance of energy companies in siphoning off the carbon dioxide from factory flues under new plans in which almost half the UK’s industrial emissions will be stored beneath the North Sea from 2026.
Guardian 27th Oct 2020 read more »