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Government does a U-turn on CO2 capture. Indefinite delay angers environmentalists. The Ministry of the Environment has announced the government’s proposed carbon capture and storage plans at the Mongstad gas power plant have been suspended until further notice. “(The government) is kneeling before Statoil. It’s completely absurd to allow increased pollution at a time where world emissions have to be cut,” says a furious Ola Skaalvik Elvevold, leader of the environmental organisation Natur og Ungdom (Young Friends of the Earth, Norway).

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Government does a U-turn on CO2 capture

Published on Thursday, 14th January, 2010 at 23:06 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 29th March 2010 at 13:50.

Indefinite delay angers environmentalists.

Mongstad energy project EVP
Mongstad energy project EVP
Photo: Marit Hommedal/Statoil


The Ministry of the Environment has announced the government’s proposed carbon capture and storage plans at the Mongstad gas power plant have been suspended until further notice.

“(The government) is kneeling before Statoil. It’s completely absurd to allow increased pollution at a time where world emissions have to be cut,” says a furious Ola Skaalvik Elvevold, leader of the environmental organisation Natur og Ungdom (Young Friends of the Earth, Norway).

The project would have saved the atmosphere for 100,000 tons of CO2 per year.



Published on Thursday, 14th January, 2010 at 23:06 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 29th March 2010 at 13:50.

This post has the following tags: mongstad, co2, carbon, dioxide, capture, storage, environment, atmosphere, statoil, norway, norwegiangovernment, minstry, u-turn.





  
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