A peak of 20,600 jobs could be generated by carbon capture and storage (CCS), hydrogen and direct air capture (DAC) projects in Scotland over the next 10 years if the devolved government in Edinburgh and the UK authorities in London create supportive fiscal and legal policies.

This job creation apex is forecast to take place in 2031, according to a report commissioned by Storegga — a company involved in the proposed Acorn CCS and hydrogen project in Scotland — on behalf of the Scottish Cluster, a renewables lobby group.