Climate advisers urge CCS for gas-fired power

The Committee on Climate Change says government should drop at least one of its four planned projects for carbon capture at a coal-fired power station, and substitute gas-fired plant

The government’s leading advisor on tackling climate change is urging ministers to help fund the building of one or two new gas-fired power stations fitted with carbon capture and storage (CCS).

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) also wants a CO2 emissions performance standard set for gas-fired power stations built after 2020. Any post-2020 gas plants must be fitted with CCS, which captures CO2 then pipes it away for disposal in undersea rock formations.

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