Gas-fired power plants to be included in UK CCS programme

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The UK’s department of energy and climate change (DECC) will now include gas-fired power plants in its £9 billion ($14.5 billion) carbon capture and storage (CCS) programme, which had previously been solely focused on coal-fired projects, energy secretary Chris Huhne announced today. The development of CCS technology is considered crucial in helping the UK hit its target of cutting CO2 emissions by 80% by 2050 and the government is pushing for the country to become a world-leading developer of the nascent technology.

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