On the 9th of October, “Scottish Power Professor” Haszeldine, and others appeared in a 10 minute segment of BBC Scotland’s Politics Show. Clips include Chris Huhne, George Osbourne, and opinions of a FOOTBALL Pundit & a POLITICAL Journalist are also sought. In the video we see the Professor state that the project is ready to go, and only the money is holding him up. Previously the Professor asked for a BILLION Pounds, but now he says this isn’t enough, and he needs another 200 MILLION Pounds. “That’s what people are saying”, said the professor. [Something wrong with the Process Chemistry? Something wrong with the Carbon Capture theory? Something wrong with the Finances? – Further investigations need to take place.] Haszeldine then went on to state that the BILLION Pounds would only be “seven pounds for every electric household”. Something wrong with his mathematics surely?
1,000,000,000 divided by 7 equals 143,000,000 in round figures. So then we would require 143 MILLION “electric households”. This hardly seems likely, when the ENTIRE UK Population [including migrants & visitors] is less than 70 Millions. Like other claims made by “Professor” Haszeldine, this turns out to be untenable. As the reported said “No Large Scale Working Carbon Capture Project has been successful”. The science is not proved. Why should UK Taxpayers give vast sums to Scottish Power, to conduct an “Experiment”. There will be more on this story.
Read more about this hubristic project below:
Concern is growing that plans to develop carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology at Longannet in Fife could be close to collapse. ScottishPower is bidding for £1bn in the carbon capture stakes.
A £1bn flagship government project for fighting climate change – the construction of a prototype carbon capture and storage (CCS) project at Longannet in Scotland.
Companies planning to build the demonstration project, now four years in the making, say it will cost at least £1.5bn, and possibly much more, according to people familiar with the matter.
Last week the CO2 Transport Options For Scotland study claimed that around 70 million tonnes of CO2 per year could be captured, transported and stored offshore in Scotland by 2040, through the formation of a CCS infrastructure network and an estimated £4.5 billion of capital investment.
[this newspaper is a CCS advocate - yet they never consider that CO2 IS NOT "pollution"]