Government refuses to raise carbon capture power targets

The government has resisted pressure to step up the pace of targets for rolling out carbon capture power plants. The UK has already set a target that as much as 10GW of power plants fitted with CCUS (carbon capture, use and storage) technology could be required by 2035 in order to meet emissions target reductions for the sixth carbon budget, which covers 2033 to 2037. A response to a consultation on a proposed future policy framework for delivering power CCUS, which concluded in October last year, says a number of respondents suggested this level would be the minimum needed.

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