ScottishPower is currently bidding to build Britain's first carbon capture facility at Longannet power station in Fife.
The project is expected to cost in excess of £1 billion, a small fraction of the £100 billion needed to be spent on replacing existing nuclear power stations and cleaning up coal-fired plants.
It will see carbon from the fife power station pumped into a depleted North Sea oilfield.
Commenting on the project, Galan said: "The British government wants to have this plant in operation by 2014 and ours is the only one which complies with that requirement."
Chief executive of E.ON Paul Golby claims that carbon capture will only be viable if it is funded by taxpayers.
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