News: January 2016

The implications of Paris climate talks are clear for UK energy and industry sector carbon clean-up

Source: SCCS

Today, the UK Committee on Climate Change (CCC) spells out what the political agreement made at the COP21 climate talks in Paris means for UK climate policy, including energy, industry and transport. At those talks, 195 nations pledged to keep global warming to less than 2°C, and to aspire to keep global warming to less than 1.5°C.

Scottish CO2 hub “is a unique opportunity for the UK”

The creation of a Scottish CO2 (carbon dioxide) Hub can help tackle Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions by providing a stepwise, affordable route to a Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) industry in the UK using existing infrastructure, established shipping technologies and well-characterised storage assets in the Central North Sea.

This is the message of a report published today by Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage (SCCS) outlining a concept proposal to re-energise the deployment of CCS in the UK and Europe. The hub would serve as a central collection point for CO2 emissions from different sources across Europe, from where the greenhouse gas would be transported for permanent storage in rocks deep beneath the North Sea. 

Why Carbon Capture and Storage is inherent part of the UK’s energy and climate clean-up

Source: SCCS

By Professor Stuart Haszeldine, SCCS Director

The Commons Liaison Committee, composed of chairs from expert committees in the UK Parliament, will today ask the Prime Minister how he intends to deliver his ambitious climate change commitments while simultaneously cancelling one of the UK’s largest growth industries in renewable energy and, notably, Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS).

1st Announcement: Upcoming call for free Transnational Access to the ECCSEL Research Infrastructure

The 1st announcement for the upcoming call for free Transnational Access to the ECCSEL Research Infrastructure has been released