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McInnes: Delight as Peterhead CCS project announced as preferred bidder

March 20, 2013 2:41 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Commenting as it is announced in the UK Budget 2013 that the PeterheadAlison McInnesAlison McInnes Project in Aberdeenshire is a preferred bidder in the UK's £1bn Carbon Capture and Storage programme, Scottish Liberal Democrat for the North East Alison McInnes MSP said:

"I am delighted that the Peterhead Project has been announced as a preferred bidder in the UK's £1bn CCS programme. Locally we knew they had a strong case. The team at Peterhead, and the local community will be delighted to have reached this milestone and will now be focussed on securing a massive investment into the local economy.

"Local Liberal Democrats in government and in the community are committed to building a stronger economy in a fairer society. Our continued investment in green technologies and in the North East's reputation as the energy capital of Europe will hopefully reap dividends for people in Aberdeenshire for many years to come."