Letting Down Longannet

In October 2011, the UK Government’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) pulled the rug from under the proposed Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project at Longannet Power Station. This project would have put Fife at the pioneering forefront of new CCS technology, reducing carbon emissions, delivering highly skilled well-paid jobs and stimulating growth in our local economy.

Longannet won the competition for funding after all other bidders for the CCS project withdrew, yet the UK Government pulled out at the 11th hour out and re-ran the competition, claiming they could not reach an agreement with the developers. Read more of this post

S4M-03520: Commitment to Carbon Capture and Storage

That the Parliament confirms its commitment to the principle of carbon capture and storage (CCS) in the generation of Scotland’s electricity; considers that the successful application of CCS to clean electricity generation from Scotland’s own substantial gas supplies at such potential sites as Fraserburgh, Cockenzie and Grangemouth will substantially reduce Scotland’s CO2 emissions, and understands that such reliable and non-intermittent generation of electricity will certainly be required for some decades until renewable sources such as marine current, tide and wave technologies and mass electricity storage can be fully developed to provide sustainable and fully predictable electricity generation and provision in the long term.

Supported by: Richard Lyle, Stuart McMillan

Date Lodged: 27/06/2012

Season’s Greetings

As 2011 draws to a close, I wish to extend my best Christmas and New Year wishes to everyone.
My thoughts, at this time of year, go out to those for whom the festive period is a challenging time, particularly the elderly and the infirm, our Armed Forces and their families, and others who cannot be with their loved ones. Read more of this post