GALWAY, IRELAND -- (Marketwire) -- 08/20/09 -- Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- ScottishPower (Glasgow, Scotland) has signed up Shell UK (London, England), a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE:RDS.A) (The Hague, Netherlands) and National Grid plc (NYSE:NGG) (London) to accelerate plans to create the first commercial-size carbon capture and storage (CCS) solution at a coal-fired power plant by 2014. The new partners will add a wealth of technical expertise to the ScottishPower CCS effort, which is currently competing for government funding against other energy players such as E.ON AG (OTC:EONGY) (Dusseldorf, Germany); BP Alternative Energy International Limited, a subsidiary of BP plc (NYSE:BP) (London); and Peel Power Limited, part of the Peel Group (Manchester, England).
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