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Brown: new coal stations must store emissions

New coal-fired power stations must include arbon Capture and Storage technology the Prime Minister Gordon Brown said this week.

In his first Prime Ministers’ Questions since the summer recess, Brown responded to a question from backbench Labour MP Katy Clark, who asked if a new station proposed in Scotland would have the new technology.

Responding, Gordon Brown said that any new coal power station needed to be carbon capture compliant.

He said that he had discussed major investments in this technology, and said that this would be proceeded with in the future.

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  • Mr Brown is ill advised on the matter of CO2 levels. To capture and store CO2 is a dead duck. CO2 is mainly oxygen, why depleat our planet of the essential gas that keeps us all alive? Just store carbon within our soils. Bio carbon (Charcoal as was) can be produced in any power station, new or old. Added to agricultural land it increases crop production and can be used to offset carbon permits purchased from abroad. The feedstock, wood, straw, miscanthus and ,of course, heat are readily available.

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