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UK Government Response to Low Carbon Skills Challenge Consultation

The Government has published its response to the Consultation ‘Meeting the Low Carbon Skills Challenge’. Respondents to the consultation commented that the skills required for CCS were not new, and could draw on the strengths and skills of the chemicals, oil and gas, process design and engineering construction industries. However, whether these industries could divert resource for CCS would depend on the competing demand at the time. The government reinstated its policy to incentivise four full-scale demonstration projects, and explains that this will enable the UK workforce to gain experience in the CCS industry and create expertise to support the roll out of CCS in the UK and overseas. http://www.decc.gov.uk/assets/decc/Consultations/lowcarbonskills/1116-meeting-low-carbon-skills-cons-response.pdf

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Hi Viola,

You have to laugh at these guys.

With my 50 years in heavy engineering and 25 of them in oil & gas I am well qualified to understand what is happening here.

Removing CO2 & sulphur compounds like H2S with amine has been around in oil & gas for many years. I could have got them a second hand amine plant from Texas dealers for 1% of what they have paid out to set this p at Ferrybridge.
Not too difficult to recognise that there is a skill shortage, and not too difficult to see that the people trying to address it have no knowledge or experience or skills that are needed to produce results.

There is no substitute for experience, a chef, a sportsman, an engineer, it cannot be learned from a book or a course and here's the problem....the department for Business, Innovation and Skills has no one with any experience of Business Innovation or Skills.
Posted on 15/07/15 20:45.
Hi Viola,
From bad to worse, not even an article in 2016 for us to comment on. Has everyone left?
Posted on 11/04/16 13:42.

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