Cutting greenhouse gases is becoming increasingly urgent, as it becomes ever clearer how dramatic the consequences will be if we don't. CCS alone will not remove all emissions but it can take a large share. And in combination with renewable energy, energy conservation and other climate change mitigation solutions, it can make a very big difference.

The technology for CCS is mature, has been used for decades and will, in the long term, be cheaper and less energy intensive. The barriers and challenges are, in most cases, funding, juridical issues or a lack of political will, or a mix of these factors. That’s why ZERO highlights the need for an effective, permanent and sufficient framework for CCS on all levels; nationally, within EU and globally.

The longer it takes for the first large-scale facilities to be realised, the longer it will take for the next hundred to be built. To be able to reduce emissions fast enough, it is imperative to have the first ten full-scale CCS plants operating now.


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Research concludes that impacts of an unlikely leakage of CO2 will be small

The EU FP7 research project RISCS have published its final report. ZERO has been part of the project and partner in communicating the result, which concludes that storing CO2 is safe. Apr 03, 2014


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Environmental NGO groups in favour of CCS

Wired claims that environmentalists are actively working against CCS in an article this week, but the ENGO Network on CCS has promoted CCS as a part of the climate solution since 2011. Mar 26, 2014


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CGS Europe releases report on CO2 storage opportunities in Europe

CGS Europe has participated with 34 research institutes around Europe to create an overview of the many potential CO2 storage pilot projects across Europe. The report presents 22 potential pilot projects in 15 European countries. Mar 18, 2014


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FEED contract and funding awarded to the Peterhead CCS Project

The British Secretary of State signed an agreement with Shell UK Ltd this week to move forward with the Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) work on the Peterhead CCS Project in the UK. Feb 25, 2014


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"Putting it back" - a series on storage of CO2 (part 5)

Looking at CO2 storage around the world

In our fifth article about carbon storage we are looking at the most prominent storage sites and projects around the world. We have previously covered the potential to store CO2 in the North Sea, but also want to show the variety of storage sites that exist around the world. Apr 04, 2014


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"Putting it back" - a series on storage of CO2 (part 4)

A case study looking at the potential for long-term CO2 storage beneath the North Sea

In this fourth article about carbon storage, we are looking at the potential for long time CO2 storage beneath the North Sea. The previous three articles have made the argument that the technology exists, is safe and has support around the globe, and in this article we aim to show where it can be done. Nov 22, 2013


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"Putting it back" - a series on storage of CO2 (part 3)

Global NGO views on CCS and storage of CO2

CCS is considered by many to be one of the important solutions towards lowering emissions and slowing down global warming, but not everyone agrees. We talked to NGOs around the world to let them explain their standpoint on CCS and the public opinion in their part of the world. Sep 28, 2013


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"Putting it back" - a series on storage of CO2 (part 2)

Myths and facts about CO2 storage

There are a series of myths surrounding storage of CO2, and it is time to do some myth-busting and debunk some of the most long-lived myths surrounding this. One of the biggest fears concerning storage of CO2 is that this is a new technology and that there are no data gathered from long-term storage. Jul 30, 2013


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Putting it back – How to deploy large-scale CCS

ZERO recently released a report about policy instruments for large-scale CCS, which offers a thorough analysis of the policy-making instruments and suggestions on how to best implement CCS in Europe. Dec 12, 2013


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CCS is real and it works

Kurt Waltzer, Managing Director of Clean Air Task Force, Camilla Svendsen Skriung, Political Adviser for ZERO, and Ida Sofia Vaa, Web Journalist for ZERO, explain why CCS works and is here to stay in this blog post written for the ENGO network on CCS. Sep 26, 2013


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ZERO denounces cancellation of full-scale CCS at Mongstad

The Norwegian Auditor General released a report last week where he criticized the Norwegian Government for lack of cost control, legal framework and poor project management. The Government decided to cancel the full-scale CCS project three days later. Sep 24, 2013


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ZERO supports Auditor General's report on Mongstad

The Norwegian Office of the Auditor General published a report on the Norwegian State's involvement in the CCS project at Kårstø and Mongstad this week, where they comment on the cost increases that have occurred. Sep 19, 2013


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"Putting it back" - a series on storage of CO2 (part 5)

Looking at CO2 storage around the world

In our fifth article about carbon storage we are looking at the most prominent storage sites and projects around the world. We have previously covered the potential to store CO2 in the North Sea, but also want to show the variety of storage sites that exist around the world. Apr 04, 2014


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Research concludes that impacts of an unlikely leakage of CO2 will be small

The EU FP7 research project RISCS have published its final report. ZERO has been part of the project and partner in communicating the result, which concludes that storing CO2 is safe. Apr 03, 2014


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Environmental NGO groups in favour of CCS

Wired claims that environmentalists are actively working against CCS in an article this week, but the ENGO Network on CCS has promoted CCS as a part of the climate solution since 2011. Mar 26, 2014


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CGS Europe releases report on CO2 storage opportunities in Europe

CGS Europe has participated with 34 research institutes around Europe to create an overview of the many potential CO2 storage pilot projects across Europe. The report presents 22 potential pilot projects in 15 European countries. Mar 18, 2014


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Hontomin

Country: Spain
Project type: Storage Storagesite
Scale: Large
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Illinois ICCS Project (ADM)

Country: USA
Project type: Capture Storage
Scale: Large
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Lake Charles Clean Energy

Country: USA
Project type: Capture Storage
Scale: Large
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Lost Cabin

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Project type: Capture Storage
Scale: Large
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Aquistore Project

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Project type: Storage
Scale: Small
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Peterhead

Country: United Kingdom
Project type: Capture Storage
Scale: Large
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White Rose CCS Project

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Project type: Capture
Scale: Large
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Rotterdam Afvang en Opslag Demo (ROAD)

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Project type: Capture
Scale: Large
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Quest project

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Project type: Capture Storage
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Ketzin

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Project type: Storage
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Uthmaniyah CO2-EOR Demonstration Project

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Project type: Capture
Scale: Large
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Scale: Large
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Project type: Capture Storage
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Compostilla

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