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Government challenged on low-carbon ambitions

Government challenged on low-carbon ambitions


 

The Institution of Chemical Engineers has questioned the UK’s ability to meet its long-term emissions targets, following the decision to scrap support for carbon capture and storage (CCS). Geoff Maitland, vice-chair of the Energy Centre Board and IChemE past president, said the credibility of the government’s commitment to the Paris climate agreement would depend on the adoption of CCS for both gas and coal, adding: “On one hand, the UK government signed the Paris Agreement to mitigate climate change, and on the other, it has taken decisions that undermine the very fundamentals of reducing carbon emissions––such as removing funding for CCS, and from renewable energy sources.”

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