Scottish Energy Strategy - Consultation Response: SCCS response to the Scottish Government consultation on the draft Scottish Energy Strategy
Haszeldine, R Stuart
Scotland has achieved great progress in decarbonising its energy system since 1990, largely by means of closure of historic industries and installation of renewable electricity generation. To decarbonise further requires more than just more renewable energy; a low-carbon approach for all energy is needed, not just for electricity. Deployment of CCS is essential to achieving deep decarbonisation of the Scottish economy. CCS is a suite of technologies for directly and substantially reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions resulting from the use of carbon-containing fuels, including biomass and fossil hydrocarbons. Scotland is uniquely placed to develop, demonstrate and deploy CCS through its combination of excellent resources and applicable industries and skills. SCCS welcomes the Scottish Government's increased recognition of the importance of CCS and their corresponding support for its development and deployment.