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Poor old Energy and Climate Change  Secretary Chris Huhne, reality keeps getting in the way of his green dreams, even when they are offered a £1 BILLION  subsidy;

Plans for the UK’s first carbon capture project at the Longannet power station in Fife have been scrapped, the energy secretary has confirmed. Chris Huhne announced the failure to reach a “deal” with power companies to capture carbon dioxide emissions at the plant and pipe them under the sea.

Mr Huhne blamed problems with the length of pipeline needed. But he said the government hoped other schemes could work, indicating interest at Peterhead in Aberdeenshire. Mr Huhne told BBC Scotland interest had been expressed by Scottish and Southern Energy, which operates Peterhead, and he was confident a carbon capture and storage scheme could be brought online for the £1bn which the UK government had been offering to develop the CCS technology.

Yes, sure. They said the same nonsense about Longannet. Truth is, it ain’t happening!

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3 thoughts on “GREEN DREAMS UP IN SMOKE

  1. Don’t tell me a project the government had a hand in has collapsed?! Quelle surprise.

    Ah well, maybe we’ll try leaving these things to the madness of the market eventually.

  2. Believe it or not but this project was given to me at the feasibility stage about 4 years ago for design and sizing of the pipeline. The plan was to compress and pump captured CO2 in its ‘dense phase’ then inject it into selected wells where it could assist oil production by displacing in-situ oil. Fortunately, I was too busy in Norway to fully engage so I declined further work on it. It was never going to be a reality given the costs involved.

  3. ” Chris Huhne announced the failure to reach a “deal” with power companies to capture carbon dioxide emissions at the plant and pipe them under the sea.”

    Rumour has it that Harry Potter and a select team of young wizards are acting as unpaid consultants to Mr. Huhne….. 🙂

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