Despite being the UK’s front-runner to receive funding from the European Union NER competition for carbon capture and storage (CCS) schemes, last autumn 2CO’s Don Valley CCS project didn’t make it to the UK Coalition government’s shortlist for the competition. No-one could understand why – the Don Valley CCS project was far more advanced than any others and had come out top in a parallel European Union assessment of UK CCS schemes.
Here’s an article about encouraging investment in green skills – the Rio +20 Earth Summit, by Hanna Thomas, green jobs director for Otesha Project UK, a partner in the East London Green Jobs Alliance.
The new green team: Local government, sustainable energy, jobs & skills includes outlines of how local councils can create a revolving fund using income from the installation of renewables and FITs to help create a green team that would redeploy local council staff into delivering sustainable energy projects such as energy efficiency retrofits and renewables installation. Calderdale’s Energy Future mentions a new revolving loan fund without saying how it will work – could it be something like this? If anyone knows, please say.