The Challenges Facing Carbon Capture and Storage Technologies

The UK Government’s plans to develop carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies to reduce carbon emissions have received a cautious welcome. A new report concludes that most of the uncertainties facing these technologies can – in principle – be resolved ‘Carbon capture and storage: realising the potential?’ is the culmination of a two-year project funded … Read more

20% of Global Energy From Biomass Without Damaging Food Production

A new report suggests that up to one fifth of global energy could be provided by biomass (plants) without damaging food production. The report reviews more than 90 global studies. It has been produced by the Technology and Policy Assessment function of the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC), which addresses key controversies in the energy … Read more

Secure, Carbon-Free and Electric? The UK's Energy System in 2050

The UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) has released a major new report addressing two of the British Government’s toughest energy policy goals – delivering reliable energy to consumers while meeting its legal commitment to reduce C02 emissions by 80% by 2050. The report concludes that: * The UK electricity sector must be decarbonised by 2050, … Read more