Salmond: Carbon Capture scheme planned '10 years ago'

The Peterhead Hydrogen Power Project. Credit: BP

There was an opportunity for the Carbon Capture Storage scheme to be built in Peterhead in Aberdeenshire 10 years ago, Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has said in response to the UK Government's announcement that it has approved the plan.

Mr Salmond said: "Ten years ago there was an opportunity to go ahead with a scheme at Peterhead - the Miller project - which would have cost the same as onshore wind farm in terms of energy incentives. It should have gone ahead then - it should be proceeded with now."

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