Shell and SSE join forces for UK's first carbon-capture project
Two major energy companies have combined forces to bolster the case to build the UK's first carbon-capture project at Peterhead power station near Aberdeen.
The power company SSE and Shell, the fuel producer, announced their alliance after the collapse of £1bn proposals to fit carbon-capture and storage (CCS) plant to Longannet coal-fired power station, one of Europe's largest coal-powered stations, last month.
Ministers have insisted they are still committed to funding a pilot project but the collapse of the ScottishPower scheme at Longannet has damaged confidence that the UK will build carbon-capture plant.
A decision on another major CCS project, at a new coal-fired station at Hunterston in Ayrshire is now expected to be delayed for at least a year after receiving a record number of objections.
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"Shell and SSE join forces for UK's first carbon-capture project", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), octobre 2011. Consulté le 11/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/shell-and-sse-join-forces-for-uk-s-first-carbon-capture-project