CCS competition delays could hinder projects’ EU funding

The UK has proposed a strong field of competitive carbon capture and storage projects for EU funding. To succeed these will need government co-funding. The UK’s four delayed CCS competitions could yet prove the weak link

Scottish Power's 2.3-gigawatt Longannet coal-fired power plant near Stirling (credit: Scottish Power)Britain’s fledgling carbon capture and storage industry has received a major boost with seven project proposals accepted as candidates for European Commission funding in May. But the energy and climate department (DECC) is struggling to meet tight deadlines for identifying projects for the necessary UK co-funding.

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