The recent launch of the UK Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) Competition and CCS Roadmap provides a much-needed shot in the arm to this exciting industry, both by financially and in displaying the UK government's commitment to this vital technology.
With delegates, energy/environment ministers, business representatives and NGO leaders arriving in Durban for COP 17, attention again turns to the pressing issue of actually reducing global emissions.
Our ageing power plants are shutting down. In less than a decade, a quarter of them will go offline. We must build the equivalent of twenty large power stations by 2020 if we are to assure supply and meet our binding renewables and carbon targets