SCCS Response to Consultation on the Long-term Management of the Crown Estate in Scotland
Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage (SCCS) welcomes the transfer of powers over the Crown Estate in Scotland to Scottish Ministers and is pleased to have the opportunity to input to the consultation on the long-term management framework. Through this devolution of powers Scottish Ministers will control rights and responsibilities relating to the storage of all types of gas, including carbon dioxide (CO2), under the seabed offshore Scotland. Safe storage of CO2 in geological formations deep under the seabed is a fundamental element in the suite of technologies comprising carbon capture and storage (CCS). Effective management of CO2 storage is important and so of keen interest to SCCS in pursuing its role to support the development and deployment of CCS in Scotland in order to help achieve climate change mitigation ambitions.