The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (APPG CCUS) held a virtual meeting on Monday 22nd of November. The meeting was an opportunity to understand the crucial role that CCUS clusters will play in achieving net zero across the UK.
Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) will be critical to meeting the UK’s net zero targets, enabling the energy transition across a range of sectors and ensuring a green recovery. CCUS plays an essential role in the decarbonisation of vital industries, power, and hydrogen, as well as providing a key route for greenhouse gas removals. The UK has advanced proposals for CCUS clusters in all its key industrial regions, including Scotland, Teesside, Humber, South Wales and the Northwest.
The CCUS APPG was delighted to welcome all the UK’s proposed CCUS clusters and hear from them in more detail on how they can reduce carbon emissions and contribute to decarbonisation and regional growth across the UK. On the 19th October, the Government announced the first clusters that will be taken forward in track 1 of the cluster sequencing process. It is now critical that Government urgently provides clarity on the timeline for track 2 and the wider deployment of all CCUS clusters in the UK, as well as pushing forward with the development of CCUS business models, including ones for CO2 shipping – all in order to accelerate investment decisions in the long-term rollout of CCUS. The CCUS APPG meeting provided a great opportunity for MPs and the wider public to hear from and engage with the proposed UK CCUS clusters.
Chair: Alex Cunningham MP
Recording of the session can be found here.
The presentation can be downloaded below.