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Carbon Sequestration

Department for Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 4th June 2015.

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Photo of Harry Harpham Harry Harpham Labour, Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what level of investment her Department plans to make in the development of carbon capture and storage.

Photo of Andrea Leadsom Andrea Leadsom The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

The Government is investing in the development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) in the UK. We are in negotiations to support up to two commercial scale CCS projects in the UK by making up to £1 billion available, together with operational support through a project specific Contract for Difference.

Together with the Scottish Government, we have recently committed, in principle, to provide £4.2 million to support Summit Power to undertake industrial research and development at their proposed CCS Caledonia Clean Energy Plant in Grangemouth Scotland. This is in addition to over £30 million of Government investment in CCS research and development since 2011.

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