Friday, 23 January 2009


An attempt by myself and others to introduce a ban from 2015 on building new coal fired power stations unless equipped with CCS was yesterday ruled inadmissable by the chairman of the environment committee (we have signed up to some rules that amount to self castration).

I raised the issue again at a CCS conference in addition Berlin and all the power company people shook their heads. With a cap and trade emissions control system in place the introduction of emission performance standards shouldn't really be necessary but regulatory instruments in the environmental field have a track record of success. Momentum will build up behind EPSs as years pass.

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