Coal and Carbon Capture and Storage

Part of Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 12:33 pm on 23rd April 2009.

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Photo of Ed Miliband Ed Miliband The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change 12:33 pm, 23rd April 2009

I obviously agree with much of what the hon. Gentleman said, and I think that today's announcement offers a big opportunity for the former coalfield areas from which they can really profit. Kingsnorth is involved in our competition, and the next stage of the process will be front-end engineering and design studies—the bidders will put forward their proposals and we will judge who will be the eventual winner of the competition. The good news is that there are a number of opportunities to benefit from the four demonstration projects.