10,000 new ‘green’ jobs by mid-2020s if CCUS is scaled-up, report shows


A report published by Afry and Cambridge Econometrics has revealed that, if the Climate Change Committee’s (CCC) 2030 carbon dioxide (CO2) capture target is delivered, 10,000 new green jobs could be created by the middle of this decade.

The Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA) report focuses on the importance and economic impact of scaling-up Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) during the 2020s.

Detailing two potential scenarios involving the impact of rolling out CCUS in the 2020s, the report first looks at the Government’s Ten Point Plan ambition to capture 10 million tonnes (Mt) of CO2 per year by 2030.

It then explores the CCC’s Sixth Carbon Budget recommendation to capture 22 Mt of CO2 per year by 2030 in their Balanced Net Zero Pathway.

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