Fresh delays blow to clean-energy project

By Calum Ross

Published: 05/02/2014

PLANS to build a world-leading clean-energy project in the north-east have been dealt a major blow by fresh delays to a £1billion support package from Westminster.

A final decision on developing carbon capture and storage (CCS) at Peterhead was expected to be made early next year – but a UK minister revealed yesterday that it could now “slip” to 2016.

The admission by Energy Minister Michael Fallon surprised industry insiders, who branded it a “huge disappointment” following previous “false starts and delays”.

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