28 Nov '11, 9am

Green groups fearful about potential change to UK CCS plans via @BusinessGreen

The future of the UK's carbon capture and storage (CCS) programme was thrown into confusion this morning, when chief secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander revealed that the Treasury will raid the £1bn allocated to support a major CCS demonstration project to fund new infrastructure projects. Speaking on BBC 5 Live's Breakfast programme this morning, Alexander said that the failure to agree £1bn of government funding for a proposed CCS project at Longannet power station in Scotland means that some of the money could be diverted during this parliament to support Chancellor George Osborne's plans for around £5bn of new infrastructure projects. FURTHER READING Exclusive: DECC officials privately dismiss UK solar potential Renewable Heat Incentive open to businesses from Monday "We announced a few weeks ago that the negotiations on CCS were not successful on the programme t...

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