Renewable energy to power oil and gas rigs?

The Oil and Gas Authority has started ‘significant work’ on how it can support the low carbon energy transition

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Scientists work out way to get geological CCS rockin’

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh say interrupting the flow of gas into underground rock storage can improve efficiency

Scotland ‘could achieve net zero emissions by 2045’

A new report suggests the power, transport and buildings sectors could all reach zero or near-zero emissions

EU aims to be ‘climate neutral’ by 2050

The Commission’s strategy aims to create a sense of direction on how the EU can deliver on the Paris climate agreement and reduce emissions

UK’s first CCUS project could be up and running by mid-2020s

The government’s overarching ambition is to eventually roll out the technology at scale in the 2030s, ‘subject to reduced costs’

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Drax starts pilot of Europe’s first bioenergy CCS project

It will capture a tonne of CO2 a day from the gases produced when power is generated using biomass at Drax Power Station

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UK should explore hydrogen heating for homes and industry

The Committee on Climate Change says the government should develop a low carbon heat strategy within the next three years

Details of £20m hydrogen supply competition published

It will identify and test approaches to supplying bulk hydrogen, either to the gas grid, industry, power, transport or import terminals

EU failing on commercial CCS deployment, say auditors

They found EU support for demonstration projects has ‘achieved little in terms of projects delivered and results achieved’

Forests storing greenhouse gases ‘crucial to tackling climate change’

UK scientists say replacing forests with crops for bioenergy power stations that capture carbon could instead increase the amount of emissions