The Department is actively working with the Technology Strategy Board, the Energy Technologies Institute and Research Councils on a R and D and innovation programme, which forms an important part of our work on delivering carbon capture and storage (CCS). Together, we expect to invest around £125 million in our CCS research and development programme up to 2015. The UK is also a world leader in CCS research and is in the top three countries for peer-reviewed articles on CCS published in the last five years.
The Government remain firmly committed to supporting commercialisation of CCS and there are a number of promising projects proposed in the UK. We will launch a streamlined selection process for future CCS projects and a CCS Roadmap in the coming weeks.