CCS not necessary for Scottish decarbonisation target, report says

Scotland can achieve its target to decarbonise its electricity sector by 2030 without relying on carbon capture and storage (CCS), according to a report by WWF.

The report, based on technical analysis by energy consultants DNV GL, found that Scotland’s electricity system could be almost entirely based on renewables by 2030 if energy efficiency is improved.

The Scottish government’s routemap for renewable energy, published in 2011, states that CCS will be a vital if the country is to decarbonise its power sector by 2030. 

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