Networks vital to delivering Government's plans for carbon capture and storgage

23 April 2009

Networks vital to delivering Government's plans for carbon capture and storgage

ENA backs comments made today by the Shadow Secretary Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Greg Clark that one of the key components to delivery of the Government’s vision of Carbon Capture and Storage is ‘a network of pipes and connections’. 

Responding to Ed Miliband’s announcement on CCS to Parliament, Clark highlighted the essential role that networks will have to play if the vision of low-carbon coal is to be realised.

David Smith, Chief Executive of ENA, said: “Networks are essential in making the Government’s low carbon agenda a reality in a number of areas – including CCS. Whatever CCS technology is eventually adopted, there is no getting away from the fact that a key component of it will be a network of pipes.

“The UK’s gas transmission and distribution networks are ideally placed to deliver the needed CCS transportation network. It is just one example of the enhanced role networks can play in delivering the UK’s ambitions on energy security and sustainability.”

ENDS