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Carbon Sequestration

Volume 456: debated on Thursday 1 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will establish further carbon capture and storage demonstration projects in addition to those proposed in the pre-Budget report. (117827)

The pre-Budget report announced the appointment of consulting engineers to look at the costs of building a carbon capture and storage plant based here in the UK. The results of this work will assist Government in reaching a decision on whether to commit to a demonstration project in 2007. However, in addition we have already allocated £35 million for the demonstration of carbon abatement technologies, which includes both cleaner coal and carbon capture and storage technologies.