Norway to capture carbon from power stations

Government decides to require carbon capture and storage on any future gas-fired plant

Norway's new centre-left coalition government, which took over on Monday following parliamentary elections last month, has decided to install state-funded carbon capture and storage technology in a proposed series of new natural gas-fired power stations.

Plans to build what will be the country's first fossil fuel generating capacity have been hugely controversial for a decade. Five years ago, Norway's then-government became the first in the world to fall over a dispute related to global warming as a result of parliament's insistence on building gas power stations without carbon capture (EED 20/03/00).

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