XR activists block SSE power station with washing machine

The group aims to highlight alleged greenwashing strategies ahead of COP26

SSE and Equinor unveil plans for new gas power plant with carbon capture in Scotland

The Peterhead CCS Power Station is planned to be a new 900MW gas-fired power station, which will be fitted with carbon capture technology that will enable it to remove carbon dioxide from its emissions

UK awards £31m for safe carbon storage capacity off Aberdeenshire

It will support the development of Scotland’s Net Zero Infrastructure project to deliver important onshore and offshore engineering studies connecting industrial sites across Aberdeenshire to Falkirk

SSE secures capacity contracts from RWE’s Aberthaw B coal plant

The news follows German electric utility RWE’s announcement to close its 1.56GW coal plant in Wales next March

Get cracking with carbon capture, government urged

Ministers were sternly rebuked today for dilly-dallying over funding for two projects to trap carbon emissions from coal power stations. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects are seen as crucial for the UK to continue using fossil fuels for electricity while sticking to targets for cutting greenhouse gases. MPs on parliament’s energy watchdog urged the […]

Shell carbon capture cash signed off by Cameron

A project to trap carbon emissions at the Peterhead gas plant in Scotland was officially awarded funding by the Government today. An exact amount wasn’t revealed but it’s a portion of the £100 million pot put towards CCS research at Peterhead and another project, the White Rose. Prime Minister David Cameron and the Deputy Prime […]

Two bidders for £1bn CCS project announced

The UK Government has announced two preferred bidders for the carbon capture and storage competition worth £1 billion. DECC said the White Rose project in Yorkshire, England and the Peterhead project in Aberdeenshire, Scotland were chosen from a shortlist of four after “intensive commercial negotiations”. The first project involves Alstom, Drax Power, BOC and National […]

Scotland to link UK-Norway interconnector

Scotland has been chosen as the connection point for a UK-Norway electricity interconnector, it was announced today. Developer NorthConnect has signed an agreement with Britain’s National Grid for a connection into the UK’s power grid at Peterhead, which is expected to increase energy security and help exchange renewable power between the two countries. The news […]

UK industry welcomes Government’s CCS competition relaunch

The UK industry has welcomed DECC’s carbon capture competition following “very clear” sets of guidelines this time around. The original Carbon Capture Storage (CCS) project was cancelled last year due to complaints from energy companies. National Grid told ELN of their interest in the competition as the study on CCS now is “more viable” in […]

Scotland gets £6.9m Euro-cash for renewables

Scotland yesterday unveiled a £6.9m boost from the European Regional Development Fund for renewable energy and low carbon economy projects. The cash will be divided between universities and other research centres focusing on low carbon innovation and includes £ 800,000 for Fife’s Adam Smith College to help companies develop new products, £831,000 to provide skills […]