The UK ‘must commit to 10GW of new nuclear to reach net zero by 2050, but costs need to fall’

A strategy without new nuclear power could put the UK Government’s net zero target at risk, according to a report

Consortium of energy giants to build ‘world’s first carbon capture and storage network’

The first phase of the project will see the capture of 1.5 million tonnes of CO2 per year and its permanent storage 2,500 metres below the seabed in the North Sea

CCS technologies ‘must form a key part of developing climate-neutral economies’

A new study says CCS will be vital to decarbonise hard-to-abate industrial sectors such as the cement, chemicals, and steel industries

US announces $22m fund to capture carbon dioxide from the air

The grant will cover fundamental research in materials and field testing of prototypes

Plans for carbon negative district heating in Sweden

Stockholm Exergi is exploring whether a carbon capture system could be used at the Värtaverket power plant in Stockholm

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Norway proposes to invest £54m in CCS projects in 2020

Part of the budget would support the development of a full-scale CO2 capture, transport and storage project and provide funds for operation of the Technology Centre at Mongstad

Oil and gas sector ‘must take action to advance CCS technologies’

That’s the verdict from Oil & Gas UK, which has published a new report stressing CCS is critical to the UK’s plans to reach a net zero economy by 2050

‘UK can reach net zero with technologies already widely available’

The Centre for Alternative Technology has published a new report in which it claims the country will not need carbon capture and storage to decarbonise

US announces $43m for carbon capture and storage technology

The programme seeks to develop technologies that address difficulties in decarbonisation of electricity systems, focusing specifically on complications in CCS design, operations and commercialisation potential

Businesses offered £5m for ‘fast start’ projects to boost energy efficiency

Projects must target foundation industries including cement, paper, glass, ceramics, metals and bulk chemicals