Stop new gas power at Peterhead
Help push for a future built on renewables, not polluting fossil fuels
The science could not be clearer – to limit dangerous climate breakdown we must stop burning fossil fuels.
Together we can stop the Scottish Government from approving a new gas-fired power plant in Aberdeenshire. Our people-powered movement can halt this climate disaster just like we stopped the fracking industry and fought against the Cambo oil field.
Help stop Scotland's biggest climate polluter getting even worse.
We must stop new fossil fuel infrastructure
Energy giant SSE and the fossil fuel company Equinor are asking for permission to build a new and additional gas-fired plant next to the existing gas-fired plant at Peterhead power station in Aberdeenshire.
These plans would make Scotland’s biggest climate polluter even worse. It will produce huge emissions for the next 20 years or more, when we need to rapidly cut emissions.
Fossil fuels are driving the cost of living crisis
New gas power would lock Scottish households into the volatile fossil fuel energy market for years to come. Renewable energy is already much more affordable and can deliver bigger benefits to our climate and communities.
The Scottish Government are deciding now on whether this reckless plan can go ahead. We need your help to make it impossible for Scottish Ministers to approve this climate disaster.
Carbon Capture and Storage explainer
The developers claim they will add Carbon Capture and Storage to the Peterhead plant at an unspecified later date. But how feasible is it and why should we be worried about its false positioning as a climate solution?
This easy to read guide answers questions about CCS, and sets out our deep concerns about the plan to include it in our energy system.
Relying on Carbon Capture and Storage will not solve climate crisis, expert research shows
CCS technology cannot not deliver the action needed in the energy sector this decade despite huge Government support.
After decades of over-promising and under-delivering, there are just a small amount of plants capturing less than 0.1% of the world’s emissions.
We went to Peterhead to talk to people about the new gas-fired power station
We visited Aberdeenshirein December 2022 to talk to locals about the plans to build new fossil fuelled power in their community.
The whole Peterhead plan is built on the rotten foundations of carbon capture, which is a technology with a long, inglorious history of repeated failures. Experience shows us that carbon capture, if it is ever added, will not work at the rates promised by industry, and risks us falling even further behind our climate targets.Alex Lee, Climate Campaigner
Latest Press Releases
Scottish Government warned Peterhead fossil gas plans are 'climate disaster' on eve of COP28
SSE admits new Peterhead gas plant will belch out more climate pollution
New fossil gas power station at Peterhead must be rejected on climate grounds, say campaigners
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