CCS in the UK: Tits up and no one is a winner

Today George Osborne surprised everyone by announcing that the £1bn ring-fenced pot of cash for carbon capture and storage deployment in the UK was being scrapped with immediate effect as part of the Government’s spending review. Much has already been written this afternoon about the announcement, which I think seemed to catch everyone off guard. BBC: UK government…

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Edinburgh University fossil fuel divestment decision

Two days ago (12th May 2015) the University of Edinburgh concluded its review of fossil fuel divestment and published the report of the Fossil Fuels Review Group (report link). The accompanying press release summarised the decision as: In reaching its decision, the University does not see choices as limited to ‘no change’ or ‘pull out…

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GHGT-12 Conference Paper

I’ve been a little busy in the past few months with PhD thesis writing, hence the paucity of blog posting since the start of the year. However, I’ve just submitted an extremely large draft chapter to my supervisors and am taking a temporary break from writing to regain some sanity(!) This post is a really…

A personal take on GHGT12, Austin TX

Finally! I was diligent enough to write about my poster presentation on the final day of the conference, and I’ve previously submitted some quick thoughts to Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage (SCCS). But I’ve only just got around to writing about my overall conference experience here since I’ve been busy making a start on writing my…

IEA GHGT12 poster

GHGT12 Conference Poster

GHGT12, the biennial and largest conference on carbon capture and storage in the world, finishes today in Austin, Texas. I had the pleasure to attend this year to present my poster entitled “Metal mobility during UK North Sea geological CO2 storage“. I’ll write up a bit more about the conference itself when I get back…

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Environmental impacts of CO2-EOR: a joint industry report

Last year I researched and wrote a report titled “Environmental Impacts of CO2-EOR (The Offshore Context)” for a Scottish Joint Industry Project (JIP). The report has finally been published, so I thought I would provide an online summary of the key findings. The report was commissioned and funded by the Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage…