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Time to act to help maintain UK power supplies

MPs have urged the Government to fast-track final funding decisions on 2 pilot Carbon capture & storage (CCS) projects at Peterhead and Drax by early 2015, after years of delay in the ‘competition’ launched to provide capital support for the industry.

The technology – which can be fitted to coal & gas power stations - is vital to limit climate change, according to the Energy and Climate Change Committee, because there is more CO2 locked up in fossil fuel reserves than can be safely burnt without pushing global temperatures beyond 2 degrees Celsius – a dangerous threshold according to scientists.

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