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Energy Act 2010

Section 1: Financial Assistance

20.This section gives the Secretary of State the power to provide financial assistance for CCS demonstration projects, and for the installation of additional CCS capacity (referred to in the Act and below as additional CCS use) at a future date (subsections (1) and (2)). The Government intends that the additional CCS use will be the retrofit of further CCS capacity limited to the power stations that already have a CCS demonstration project receiving financial support. The section also provides an alternative mechanism for disbursing financial assistance for CCS demonstration projects and additional CCS use, by enabling the Secretary of State to make “assistance schemes” through which the administrator provides the financial assistance (subsections (3) and (4)).

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