Speaking at the launch of Fife Council’s report on its Renewable Energy Opportunity on Friday (8th January), Alan Dickson, ScottishPower’s Clean Coal Integration Manager at Longannet Power Station, said:
“ScottishPower is at the forefront of carbon capture technology through the groundbreaking test unit currently operating at Longannet Power Station. The continuing development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology will have a global significance in helping to deliver a low carbon future.
“The economic and environmental potential of this revolutionary technology will only be fully realised if we prove CCS at a commercial scale as quickly as possible. We are working with a consortium of experts as part of a UK Government Competition to help achieve this.
“We continue to appreciate the support of Fife Council regarding our clean coal ambitions and hope that Longannet can be the base for the new industry that will be built around CCS in the UK.”
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