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UK must speed up green lights for carbon capture projects

12 August 2022

Phase 2 is a great boost but all projects are needed if the UK is to meet climate goals, industry body OEUK says.

Today (August 12), the UK Government announced the 20 projects shortlisted for the next stage of its carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) cluster process.

Commenting, OEUK’s Energy Policy Manager Will Webster, said: 

“This Phase 2 announcement marks a crucial and positive step as we work to cut UK emissions. It will make an important contribution to the 2021 North Sea Transition Deal.

“This is just the start. We are going to need all of these projects, as well as the Scottish cluster and more, to support our ambition of capturing 20-30 MtCO2 per year by 2030.

“Advancing these projects will mean we can support energy-intensive sectors to meet government climate targets. And continue to produce the reliable and cleaner energy the country needs.”  


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