Cabinet boost for carbon capture scheme

By Calum Ross

Published: 17/02/2014

The north-east’s hopes of leading the world in a lucrative clean-energy technology will receive a major boost from UK ministers next week.

Energy Secretary Ed Davey is believed to be poised to travel to Peterhead to sign off the next stage of the town’s ambitious carbon capture and storage (CCS) project.

The Liberal Democrat minister is expected to rubber-stamp a multimillion-pound study to pave the way for the world’s first full-scale CCS scheme at a gas power station.

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