Carbon Capture and Storage

Trade and Industry written question – answered on 22nd February 2007.

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Photo of Rob Wilson Rob Wilson Conservative, Reading East

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the commercial feasibility of carbon capture and storage.

Photo of Alistair Darling Alistair Darling Secretary of State for Trade and Industry

The technologies involved in carbon capture and storage have yet to be demonstrated together at commercial scale on power plants. There are currently eight potential full-scale carbon capture and storage projects proposed in the UK. Given the potential cost of a demonstration plant, the DTI appointed consulting engineers in January to help decide on whether to give the go ahead for a demonstration project.

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