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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…