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Energy: Carbon Capture and Storage

Volume 708: debated on Friday 27 February 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of developments in knowledge of and experiments on carbon capture storage in the United Kingdom and offshore since the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic (the OSPAR Convention) was concluded in 1992. [HL1525]

The Government's policy on carbon capture and storage was most recently set out in the energy White Paper, 2007, and the carbon abatement technology (CAT) strategy for fossil fuel use in the UK, 2005. These policies were underpinned by a number of studies and reports, some specifically commissioned by the Government, such as:

Review on carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS), 2003:

The Role of Fossil Fuel Carbon Abatement Technologies (CATs) in a Low Carbon Energy System—A Report on Analysis Undertaken to Advise on DTI's CAT Strategy, 2005:

Industrial Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Carbon Dioxide Storage Potential in the UK, 2006:

The Government also take account of the work of others such as the: IEA Energy Technology Perspectives:;

European Technology Platform for Zero Emission Fossil Fuel Plants—CO2 capture and storage (CCS) matrix of technologies;

Advanced Power Generation Technology Forum.

Most recently, the Advisory Committee on Carbon Abatement Technologies (ACCAT) has set out its views on how the Government should review its CAT strategy in its advisory document on Accelerating the Deployment of Carbon Abatement Technologies with Special Focus on Carbon Capture and Storage, 2009:

The Government will be taking this into account as they develop their future policies on CCS.

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government following recent decommissioning programmes, how many power plants in the United Kingdom now receive carbon capture and storage treatment applications. [HL1530]