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On 26th November 2015 the Government announced that it would no longer be offering £1 billion in a competition to help commercialize technology for capturing carbon dioxide emissions from power plants and storing it. This process is called carbon capture and storage (CCS). This affects two projects, one for gas at Peterhead in Aberdeenshire and […]

No mention of biomass electricity in Amber Rudd speech, despite high carbon emissions (Media Release) Amber Rudd’s announcement [1] that the government aims for a gradual replacement of coal power stations with ones burning gas, without any firm commitment on the timescale has been condemned by environmental groups in the UK and US [2]. Campaigners […]

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Last weekend activists from Reclaim the Power camped at Didcot gas fired power station, Oxfordshire. On Monday (1st June) an amazing 18 places were targetted. This included Action 1: 9.04am – Npower’s debt collection and pre-payment meter office in Leeds blockaded Keith, one of the protesters from Hebden Bridge, said: “We’re here today to highlight […]

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The US Government has pulled the plug on a flagship carbon capture project on which they had already spent hundreds of millions of dollars. Meanwhile, the UK Government is expected to make an imminent announcement of a grant of up to £1 billion to a similar coal power station ‘carbon capture’ project by a consortium […]