The Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA), the trade body for the Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) industry, welcomes the Climate Change Committee’s 2023 report to Parliament on progress in reducing emissions, published today.
Ruth Herbert, Chief Executive at the CCSA, said:
“This report makes clear that the UK must get moving and accelerate deployment of CCUS to have any chance of reaching our net zero targets. The CCC spell out that there is currently no clear policy for UK industries to decarbonise. CCUS offers an opportunity to decarbonise heavy industry, while protecting and creating jobs.
“We urgently need a CCUS deployment plan for the whole of the UK. We’re still waiting for contracts to be signed for the first eight carbon capture projects, and for ministers to confirm the next steps on expanding the clusters on the east coast and north west of England, as well as a timeline for selecting further clusters in other parts of the UK, which is necessary to meet the Government’s ambition of four CCUS clusters by 2030.”
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