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Carbon Sequestration

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 3rd May 2011.

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Photo of Huw Irranca-Davies Huw Irranca-Davies Shadow Minister (Energy and Climate Change)

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether steps to promote investment in carbon capture and storage in the UK were agreed at the clean emissions ministerial meeting in Abu Dhabi; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Gregory Barker Gregory Barker The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

No actions to promote carbon capture and storage in the UK specifically were agreed at the clean energy ministerial meeting. Energy Ministers endorsed a suite of recommendations for action over the coming year to promote the global deployment of CCS, recognising the need for international cooperation to advance policies and financial mechanisms and develop regulatory frameworks for safe, long-term geologic storage of carbon dioxide. The Carbon Capture Use and Storage Action Group, led jointly by the UK and Australia, will report progress toward these recommendations at the third ministerial meeting, to be hosted in London in 2012.

Further details are available from the clean energy ministerial website:

www.cleanenergyministerial.org

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