23 September 2022, London
Today, the Chancellor of the Exchequer published a new Growth Plan, which includes CCUS and hydrogen in the list of infrastructure projects that will be fast-tracked for construction.
Ruth Herbert, Chief Executive at the CCSA, said:
“We are delighted that the new Chancellor has today in his new Growth Plan reaffirmed the UK’s commitment to CCUS and hydrogen by including the HyNet and East Coast CCUS clusters in the list of infrastructure projects to be accelerated, alongside hydrogen pipelines and storage that are essential for the effective operation of those clusters.
This is a strong signal to industry that the government intends to accelerate its CCUS Cluster Sequencing Programme and we look forward to seeing the detailed timeline set out and progression of the necessary enabling legislation.”