18.01.2021

# Political Papers

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Freites, Samira Garcia; Jones, Christopher (2020): A Review of the Role of Fossil FuelBased Carbon Capture and Storage in the Energy System

Freites, Samira Garcia; Jones, Christopher (2020): A Review of the Role of Fossil FuelBased Carbon Capture and Storage in the Energy System. Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. Manchester.

"The research states that significant CCS cannot be expected in the energy sector until the 2030s at least. In the context of increasingly constrained carbon budgets, the Scottish and UK Government are placing reliance over the next decade on this technology that has a track record of over-promising and under-delivering."

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15.01.2021

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Rigzone: OGA Launches Carbon Storage Research Project

"The UK Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has announced that it is seeking tenders from third parties with carbon capture and storage project experience that aim to identify and describe risks and mitigations which must be considered as part of future carbon storage projects in the UK."

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07.01.2021

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insider.co.uk: Scottish net zero project to share £8 million UK Government funding

"Money is part of a drive to create the world’s first net zero emissions industrial zone by 2040."

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21.12.2020

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Argus Media: UK’s CCC advises BECCS, domestic biomass supply

"Carbon capture and storage (CCS) — particularly when used with bioenergy (BECCS) — is essential for the UK to reach net zero emissions by 2050, the UK government's advisory Climate Change Committee (CCC) said today in its sixth carbon budget."

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16.12.2020

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Electronics Weekly: UKSA’s National Space Innovation Programme funds 21 UK organisations

"The UK government is investing £7 million, via the National Space Innovation Programme, in 21 UK organisations working on innovative space technologies."

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16.12.2020

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Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (2020): Energy white paper: Powering our net zero future

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (2020): Energy white paper: Powering our net zero future. UK Government policy paper. London. Available online at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/energy-white-paper-powering-our-net-zero-future.

"Energy white paper setting out how the UK will clean up its energy system and reach net zero emissions by 2050."

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16.12.2020

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Biomass Magazine: UK white paper says BECCS, RNG will help meet net zero goal

"The U.K. government on Dec. 14 published a white paper that describes how the country will clean up its energy system and reach net zero emissions by 2050. Bioenergy carbon capture and storage (BECCS) and renewable natural gas (RNG) will play an integral role in reaching that goal."

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14.12.2020

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renews.biz: Scottish government calls for Ofgem reform

"In addition Cunningham said the UK government should accelerate the development of negative emissions technologies, carbon capture and storage, and hydrogen as essential components of our energy system."

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14.12.2020

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The Spectator: Putting the North at the heart of a green industrial revolution

"And now the North can again be at the forefront – this time of a green industrial revolution that will protect and create jobs, helping to restore communities and level-up the country, while advancing UK global leadership in vital new technologies that will be needed around the world to combat the climate crisis."

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11.12.2020

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Project: Acorn

"Acorn is an ambitious programme designed to tackle climate change by dealing with industrial CO2 emissions and other ‘hard to decarbonise’ sectors. By making use of oil and gas pipelines that are already in place, offshore geology that is ideal for permanently storing carbon dioxide (CO2), and a region that is embracing hydrogen as a fuel of the future, this project is a really important catalyst for the next phase of the UK’s journey to Net Zero."

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