The prospect of Carbon Capture and Storage bringing thousands of jobs to Teesside moved a step closer yesterday as the Government published its Clean Growth Strategy.
The Strategy sets out a commitment by the Government to invest up to £20 million in a Carbon Capture and Utilisation demonstration programme as part of an initial £100 million investment in the technology.
Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) can capture, transport and permanently store up to 100% of the CO₂ emissions produced by industrial facilities, preventing them from entering the atmosphere. It is a pioneering technology for tackling climate change in an affordable way.
As you can watch in the video above, the Minister for Climate Change, Claire Perry MP, told Simon that “Teesside makes a very powerful case” for Government investment in CCS.
Having campaigned so hard for CCS on Teesside, yesterday’s welcome news demonstrates that the Government is listening and is prepared to act.
Simon looks forward to working with colleagues in Parliament, the Teesside Collective, and Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen to keep building momentum for CCS on Teesside. We have the opportunity before us, not just to lower emissions, but to turn Teesside into a magnet for investment and create thousands of jobs.