Decarbonisation readiness: updates to the 2009 Carbon Capture Readiness requirements

Closed 24 Apr 2023

Opened 13 Mar 2023


In July 2021, the UK government and Welsh government published a joint call for evidence seeking views on updates to the 2009 Carbon Capture Readiness requirements, including:

- ensuring new build and substantially refurbishing combustion power plants have viable decarbonisation pathways
- applying the requirements to more combustion power plant technologies and sizes
- introducing the option to comply with the requirements through hydrogen conversion
- moving the requirements from the planning regime to the Environmental Permitting regime

This consultation builds on the call for evidence by setting out our formal proposals for decarbonisation readiness, alongside a summary of responses to the call for evidence. The proposals outlined in this consultation will apply to England only. Read the consultation document on GOV.UK.


  • Low carbon technologies


  • Carbon capture and storage