Two Scottish projects have made it through to the shortlist of CCS projects which will now be considered for financial support, including Summit Power’s CCS proposals for Grangemouth

The UK Government today announced that carbon capture projects in Grangemouth and Peterhead had both made it onto a four project shortlist that will be considered for financial support in the New Year.

Commenting, SNP MSP Angus MacDonald whose Falkirk East constituency covers Grangemouth said:

“It is positive news that the Summit Power project in Grangemouth is one of two Scottish projects to make it onto the final shortlist for funding for carbon capture.

“I firmly believe that Grangemouth has an extremely strong case to make and I would certainly hope that the UK Government will fully recognise that when it makes its decisions in the New Year.

“Westminster has a sorry track record when it comes to supporting innovative carbon capture projects in the past, with jobs and investment allowed to slip away before at Longannet and Peterhead.

“People in Scotland remember all too well that they have been let down before by dithering at Westminster, so what is most important is that history is not allowed to repeat itself.”

“The fact that Scottish projects make up half the shortlist for CCS funding clearly reflects the fact that Scotland has the biggest CO2 storage capacity in Europe.

“Getting this technology right can bring huge investment and many jobs to Falkirk district and beyond, but to get there it is essential that these projects are supported in their early days.”

Copyright © Angus MacDonald MSP 2017

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