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Growth of Carbon Capture and Storage Stalled in 2011

Global funding for carbon capture and storage technology, a tool for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, remained unchanged at $23.5 billion in 2011 in comparison to the previous year, according to a new report from the Worldwatch Institute. Although

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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

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Offshore Wind Energy Drives European Energy Programme for Recovery

A mid-term review of the European Energy Programme for Recovery has found that offshore wind energy is the strongest performer of the three areas selected for funding in terms of investment, creating jobs and putting investment in place quickly. The

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Scottish Wave Project Selected as One of UK Bids For European Funding

A collaborative project bringing together three of Europe’s leading utilities and wave energy technologies provided by Aquamarine Power and Pelamis has been selected by the UK Government for a major European funding bid. The Pentland Orkney Wave Energy Resource (POWER)

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Researchers Working For the Development of Next Generation Energy Technologies

Researchers from over 70 institutions funded by ten European energy research funding institutions will come together at the first annual congress of the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA), to be held in Brussels on 11-12 April during European Union Sustainable

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Scotland Looks to Capture Carbon Storage Potential

Scotland can realise the employment, economic and environmental benefits of carbon storage. A consortium of Scottish Government, industry and researchers has shown that rocks deep beneath the Moray Firth are capable of storing decades of CO2 output from Scotland’s power

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Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage Project

Scottish and Southern Energy has submitted a proposal under the EU’s NER300 funding process to develop a carbon capture and storage project at its gas-fired power station in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire. Shell UK and Petrofac subsidiary CO2 DeepStore will also be

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GE Energy Welcomes UK Electricity Market Reform Plan

GE Energy, world’s leading suppliers of power generation and energy delivery technologies, has welcomed the UK Government’s publication of the Electricity Market Reform (EMR) proposals, which focus on modernising the UK’s energy system and driving low carbon technology investments. The

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Reform of the UK Electricity Market – £110 Billion Investment Needed

Reforms aimed at moving the UK to the front of the global race for electricity investment, driving the growth of clean energy industries in the UK, and ensuring the best possible deal for consumers have been proposed by the British

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New Funding for Renewable Energy Companies

The Government has announced new funding for renewable energy companies in Ireland. Funding will be made available through NER300, a financing instrument managed jointly by the European Commission, European Investment Bank and Member States of the European Union. It will

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