UK shelf could store hundreds of years of emissions

The UK’s continental shelf could potentially absorb hundreds of years of UK and EU CO2 emissions, halving the cost of decarbonisation, but efforts are at risk from loss of the £1bn CCS competition

by Paul Hatchwell
The UK's shelf could hold hundreds of years of CO2 emissions, but existing oil and gas pipelines could only be partly used for transport. Photograph: Trond Runar Solevaag/123RF
The UK's shelf could hold hundreds of years of CO2 emissions, but existing oil and gas pipelines could only be partly used for transport. Photograph: Trond Runar Solevaag/123RF

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