Carbon Capture and Storage

Part of Energy and Climate Change – in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 8 April 2010.

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Photo of Joan Ruddock Joan Ruddock Minister of State (Department of Energy and Climate Change) 10:30, 8 April 2010

The European Commission and Powerfuels Power Ltd have signed a contract awarding a grant of €180 million from the European energy programme for recovery for the first phase of the Hatfield integrated gasification combined cycle-IGCC-and carbon capture and storage project.

The Government have announced that the Yorkshire and Humber region will be the first low-carbon economic area for CCS with the aim of facilitating investment in CCS and promoting business opportunities in the region.