I’ve had to sort out the original headline. Here’s the story:
Scotland has missed out on UK government backing to develop the first carbon capture and storage facility.
It had been hoped the Acorn Project at St Fergus in Aberdeenshire could be ready by the middle of the decade.
The project has been designed to take and store carbon dioxide in the Goldeneye field in the North Sea. It is now likely to be developed as part of the second phase in the 2030s.
The first development will instead be on the Humber and around Liverpool.
The Scottish project was said to be “shovel ready”, using redundant pipelines once used to extract gas from the field.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-58960740
The news comes ahead of the the COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow, being held from 31 October to 12 November.
And of course:
Moray MP Douglas Ross has welcomed the announcement of a £16bn North Sea Transition Deal as a “landmark” moment for the energy sector.
The UK Government has committed to supporting the oil and gas industry to continue the shift to the development of cleaner forms of energy.
The deal between government and industry will harness the existing skills base and infrastructure to exploit new and emerging technologies such as hydrogen production, carbon capture usage and storage and offshore wind.https://www.douglasross.org.uk/news/ross-welcomes-ps16bn-north-sea-transition-deal