Our one-page response sets out our concern that feedstocks that could deliver more carbon savings if they were converted to transport fuel, go to power generation instead. This is because BEIS’s policies make greenhouse gas removal projects bankable, but DfT’s policies don’t.
The carbon intensity of the UK electricity grid is falling, thanks to the growth of renewables. In contrast aviation, road and marine fuels remain almost entirely fossil fuel. Displacing these fuels with renewable fuels achieves carbon savings without the additional step of carbon storage. The carbon storage is provided by leaving the fossil fuel safely locked up in its sub-terranean reserves, which is far preferable, wherever possible, to engineered storage of CO2.