The UK & Canada have signed an agreement to work together on research and carbon capture and storage (CCS).
It is considered a vital technology to allow the safe removal and permanent storage of carbon emission from coal and gas power stations if it’s developed at scale.
Both nations have undertaken work to increase the use of low carbon technologies, and this agreement will build on that. There are two commercial scale CCS projects in development in the UK, Peterhead in Scotland and White Rose in Yorkshire.
Energy Minister Matthew Hancock said: “Carbon capture and storage could help us tackle climate change. I welcome the fact that the UK and Canada will be working together to advance the technology.”