Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Scotland Aims at CCS for All Coal Plants by 2025

The Scottish government recently declared its goal to ensure all coal-fired power plants are equipped with CCS by 2025. Specifically, plans call for all existing coal plants to be retrofitted with CCS technology by 2025, and for all new plants to be fitted with CCS starting in 2020. Currently, all new coal plants with a capacity greater than 300 MW must be equipped with CCS.

On a related note, last week the UK government relaunched its £1 billion ($1.6 billion) CCS funding competition, which had been suspended following the breakdown of talks over the proposed Longannet plant last year (see CCS Stumbles in the UK, 10/30/11).

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