RWE has announced plans to progress three new carbon capture projects as it leads the way towards helping decarbonise UK power.
RWE considers carbon capture and storage (CCS) to be a viable solution for delivering decarbonised, reliable, and dispatchable power generation, whilst supporting the UK’s target of decarbonising its power system by 2035. The three proposed CCS projects will play a key part in helping RWE achieve its own global ambition to be carbon neutral by 2040 targets aligned with the Paris Agreement.
The development of these projects would form an important part of a robust and comprehensive energy network that ensures the UK has stable and secure generation whenever it is needed. If all three projects are progressed, they would collectively be capable of securing up to 4.7 gigawatts (GW) of flexible, decarbonised generation capacity equal to removing 2.2 million petrol cars from the road. The projects would also represent a significant investment into UK energy infrastructure, and would play a key role in helping decarbonise neighbouring industrial clusters.