• Wed. Feb 28th, 2024

Environment Agency Consultation on Drax Carbon Capture Pipeline

Environment Agency Consultation on Drax Carbon Capture Pipeline

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Drax Power Station near Selby in North Yorkshire produces 7% of the UK’s electricity

People living near a power plant can then study plans to transport the captured carbon dioxide to the North Sea, where it will be stored.

Drax, which owns the UK’s largest power station near Selby in North Yorkshire, wants to capture the carbon dioxide released during power generation.

The first of two “drop in” sessions will take place between 14:00 and 17:00 BST.

Under its proposals, Drax hopes to run a pipeline from its station to Easington on the East Yorkshire coast, where the captured carbon dioxide will be sent to permanent storage under the North Sea, to prevent much of the gas from entering. the atmosphere

The company also needs a development consent order following a process led and vetted by the Planning Inspectorate, the agency said.

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Some scientists believe that capturing greenhouse emissions has a role in the journey to net zero

Catherine Richardson, environment manager at the Environment Agency, said: “Our role is to ensure that these new technologies, including carbon capture, are implemented in a way that protects people and the environment.

“We are currently seeking views from the local community and interest groups on this application.

“We encourage them to come and see us at our engagement events so they can find out more and see the plans in detail.” The public consultation runs until 29 June 2023, when a drop-in event will be hosted at Drax Village Hall. The second session will be held online on June 13 between 17:00 and 18:00 BST.

The pipeline project is part of a wider collaboration known as the East Coast Cluster, which aims to create a common infrastructure across the Humber and Teesside regions.

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