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Climate Change: Carbon Capture and Storage

Volume 699: debated on Wednesday 27 February 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How, as part of their plans for carbon capture and storage, they envisage a carbon dioxide pipeline grid developing in the United Kingdom; and [HL1821]

Whether a carbon dioxide pipeline grid will be regulated; and, if so, how; and [HL1823]

How they expect a carbon dioxide pipeline grid to be financed; and by whom. [HL1824]

We are in the very early stages of the development of a carbon capture, transport and storage (CCS) industry, so it is difficult to predict how the relevant infrastructure will develop, whether specific regulation will be required and how it would be financed. These are all issues that we will be looking at as part of our ongoing policy work to consider how to achieve widespread deployment of CCS technology.