Peterhead carbon capture application approved

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A planning application for the onshore elements of a carbon capture and storage plant at Peterhead power station has been approved by Aberdeenshire Council.

Shell and energy firm SSE are in the running for UK government funding to develop a commercial scheme.

Shell's project leader Bill Spence said it was "encouraging" news.

It is thought about 600 jobs would be created at the height of the construction phase.

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