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Rolling the dice for CCS

Tom Crisp Editor

Rewind to November 2007 when the first carbon capture and storage (CCS) competition envisaged a commercial demonstrator at a coal-fired power station by 2014. Even as recently as early 2015 CCS was still seen by policymakers as an area of strategic national technological advantage. But the £1bn commercialisation competition being run by the government was abruptly cancelled as part of that year’s Spending Review, with the Treasury citing concerns around the high costs. The technology seemed to have reached the ...

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