The announcement underscores the continued focus on carbon capture, utilisation, and storage in UK energy policy in recent years.

By JP Brisson, Paul A. DaviesJP Sweny, Michael D. Green, and James Bee

On 6 July 2022, the UK government introduced the Energy Security Bill (the Bill) to Parliament, which contained a number of provisions in relation to the proposed future energy landscape in the UK. A key aspect of the Bill is its focus on low carbon energy, in particular the roles of carbon capture, utilisation, and storage (CCUS) technologies and the creation of hydrogen using carbon dioxide captured from the CCUS process (otherwise known as “blue” hydrogen).