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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-01994

Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage as Part of Scotland's Net Zero Ambitions

Submitted by: Gillian Martin, Aberdeenshire East, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Friday, November 5, 2021

Supported by: Karen Adam, Clare Adamson, Colin Beattie, Stephanie Callaghan, Jackie Dunbar, Annabelle Ewing, Bill Kidd, Gordon MacDonald, Rona Mackay, Ruth Maguire, John Mason, Stuart McMillan, Alex Rowley
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, November 25, 2021

That the Parliament recognises what it sees as the Scottish Government’s ambitious target to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045, its interim target of 75% reduction by 2030 and its strong support for the Scottish cluster of proposed carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) projects; understands that the UK Government’s evaluation process scored the Acorn Project in Aberdeenshire as the most deliverable project in the UK; notes the calls on the UK Government urging it to change its decision regarding investing in CCUS in Scotland and award the Scottish cluster Track-1 status as part of a wider strategy to achieve as much carbon storage as possible; recognises what it believes would be the impact on the north east in particular of the UK Government failing to support the Scottish cluster; believes that this is a pivotal moment for CCUS on the decarbonisation pathway; notes the advice from the Climate Change Committee on the importance of CCUS toward reaching Scotland’s net zero commitments, and believes that this is a view shared by many industrial partnerships.