Budget promises £800m for CCS but ‘fails to close climate policy gap’

The government has pledged the construction of at least one gas-fired carbon capture and storage power station by 2030 and announced a new grant scheme for low-carbon heating. But, in his first Budget new chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak has disappointed environmentalists by freezing the carbon price. Utility Week assesses the main takeaways for the sector and gauges reaction.

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