Carbon Capture and Storage

Part of Energy and Climate Change – in the House of Commons am 10:30 am ar 8 Ebrill 2010.

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Photo of Joan Ruddock Joan Ruddock Minister of State (Department of Energy and Climate Change) 10:30, 8 Ebrill 2010

As I understand that my hon. Friend is standing down, may I first pay tribute to all the work he has done in the House, particularly on behalf of his communities and in the interests of miners? He is, of course, absolutely right that his area has historically been very dependent on mining industries, and it has a great future as there are so many skills and technology capabilities that can make it a world-leading centre for the very impressive carbon capture and storage technology, which is being pioneered in this country with Government support, and for which, if we pass the Energy Bill this afternoon, there will be a financial support system that will be the very best in the world.