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Energy: Clean Coal

Volume 715: debated on Wednesday 16 December 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government when they anticipate a demonstration clean coal plant will be built in the United Kingdom. [HL548]

As set out in the response to the Framework for the Development of Clean Coal consultation (URN09D/806), we are planning on the basis that carbon capture and storage will be ready for wider deployment by 2020. It remains an objective of the CCS demonstration competition for the successful project to be operational by 2014, but this is one of a number of objectives for this project. The successful bid will be the one that best meets these project objectives overall.