Burges Salmon on CCS steering group
25 May 2010
The study, entitled ‘Carbon capture and storage: realising the potential' has been commissioned by the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) as part of a £1.6 million research fund and is directly related to the Energy Act 2010, which became law in April (see this NewEnergyFocus.com story). The Act includes a provision to introduce a new CCS incentive to support the construction of UK demonstration projects. William Wilson, barrister with Burges Salmon's environment and energy law practice, will be the firm's representative on the steering group, which also includes representatives from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), Environment Agency, Friends of the Earth Scotland, British Geological Survey, International Energy Agency, Cardiff and Birmingham Universities, Scottish & Southern, Alstom Power and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Commenting on the announcement, Ross Fairley, head of the Burges Salmon energy and natural resources team, said: "Membership of this steering group is an excellent opportunity for Burges Salmon to continue to develop its work at the heart of key developments in CCS, both in the UK and internationally."