RWE has announced plans to explore options to develop three new carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects in the UK, which it has estimated could provide up to 4.7GW of low carbon power and capture 11 million tonnes of CO2 per year.

The company revealed it is currently testing the feasibility of options to retrofit carbon capture technology at its existing combined cycle gas power stations at Pembroke and Staythorpe.

It is also confirmed proposals for a new carbon-capture, gas-fired power station at Stallingborough, close to the Humber Estuary, which could provide enough power for one million homes.

RWE said it believes CCS is 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 company added that it considers the three projects to be key to both the UK’s long-term energy security, as well as its

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