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Carbon Capture Plans For North Yorkshire And The East Riding

Yorkshire and Humber  Cross Country Pipeline OVERVIEW

9:30am 23rd September 2013
(Updated 1:04pm 23rd September 2013)

People living across North Yorkshire and the East Riding will have their chance to find out more about plans for the Yorkshire and Humber carbon capture, transportation and storage (CCS) project from today (23 September 2013), at the final series of public exhibitions being organised by National Grid.

The project involves capturing carbon dioxide produced by major power stations in the region – including the proposed Don Valley CCS Project and the White Rose CCS Project at Drax – and transporting it via a buried pipeline to a point south of Bridlington and then out to the North Sea, to be permanently stored within natural porous rock formations beneath the seabed.

From Monday 23 September, exhibitions will take place at nine locations along the preferred route for the pipeline including at Carlton, Barlow, Howden, Holme on Spalding Moor, Middleton-in-the-Wolds, Market Weighton, Hutton Cranswick, Wansford and Barmston.  People living in the area will be able to find out how the project has evolved since the previous series of exhibitions, held last summer, and give their views on the plans.

CCS has the potential to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions from power stations by as much as 90 per cent, say National Grid who add that they hope this project would act as a trunk-line to a regional CCS network, capturing the carbon dioxide produced by numerous power stations and other energy intensive industries across the Yorkshire and Humber region.

National Grid say, this is an important milestone for the project.  They add that they intend to finalise the plans before submitting an application to the Planning Inspectorate, the body that considers applications for nationally significant infrastructure projects.  A final decision will be taken by the Government.

Further details on the project and the exhibitions can be found on the project website, www.ccshumber.co.uk<http://www.ccshumber.co.uk>.  People have until 1 November 2013 to give their views.

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