5 June 2006

A bumper summer pack of CCS news for everyone today…

 

31 May  – First UK coal retrofit proposed

Scottish and Southern Energy plc (“SSE”) has entered into an agreement with Mitsui Babcock, Siemens and UK Coal to undertake the front end engineering design of a carbon capture ready 500MW cleaner coal plant at its Ferrybridge Power Station in West Yorkshire.

http://www.scottish-southern.co.uk/SSEInternet/index.aspx?id=2554&TierSlicer1_TSMenuTargetID=70&TierSlicer1_TSMenuTargetType=4&TierSlicer1_TSMenuID=6

 

29 May – Sir David King wants even more nuclear power.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/nuclear/article/0,,1785133,00.html

 

28 May – Shell and Statoil seek partner to build power station for new ‘clean energy’ project

http://news.independent.co.uk/business/news/article620610.ece

 

21 May – The  French energy company EDF want nuclear guarantees from UK government before investing in a new nuclear power station.

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/business/story/0,,1779577,00.html

 

16 May – Bad press for the five biggest polluters in UK , who produce more CO2 than all motorists combined apparently. The ‘top’ polluter exceeds Croatia…

http://www.guardian.co.uk/climatechange/story/0,,1775689,00.html

 

The following paper may also be of interest:

 

Shackley, Simon and McLachlan, Carly (2006), ‘Trade-offs in assessing differentenergy futures: a regional multi-criteria assessment of the role of carbondioxide capture and storage’. Environmental Science and Policy,  9 (4), 376-391.