Natural gas: what role can it play in the UK future?

Claire Carter a PhD student at SPRU, University of Sussex and member of the Sussex Energy Group last year completed a research scholarship at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology. The research output “Future of Natural Gas in the UK” POSTnote was published in November 2015. This briefing considers potential future pathways for the […]

Will Underground CCS Work?

Longannet Power Station For many years the idea of carbon capture and storage has been floating around as a solution to global warming. But is it viable? With the government’s publication of a roadmap for carbon capture and storage (CCS) earlier this month, and the inclusion of CCS in the Committee on Climate Change’s recent […]

Want carbon capture on the cheap? Use a MOP

Capturing carbon dioxide at coal power stations is a great way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but energy companies are put off by the high cost of technology.  Could a new type of carbon-filtering membrane be the economical answer? According to recent estimates, it costs $150 to remove one tonne of CO2 from power station outflow. […]