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Potential for Peterhead to be new green energy hub

17 Dec 2014
Peterhead could become the new worldwide energy industry hub if a carbon capture scheme is approved.

The Carbon Capture and Storage scheme, started by Shell, will involve pumping tens of millions of tonnes of harmful CO2 back into depleted North Sea gas wells, 62 miles offshore.

If the project goes ahead, it could extend the life of Peterhead power plant by 10 years and bring hundreds of construction jobs to the north-east, as well as place Peterhead at the centre of a new green energy industry.

Currently the scheme is in its planning phase and the final decision will be made next year.