These days some long awaited good news in the world of carbon capture and storage is coming along in Norway.
A Norwegian delegation has just returned from a study tour to Canada, where they have been learning about effective CCS policy and successful projects. -It has been a very informative and inspirational trip, showing how a combination of political will and financial interests have sparked CCS in Canada, says Camilla Svendsen Skriung, policy adviser in ZERO.
The American and Chinese presidents announced ambitious climate targets earlier this month. The cooperation between two of the largest emitters in the world also means that we will see development of more full-scale CCS projects.
Is CCS really sick?, asked Sarah Forbes from World Resources Institute (WRI) at the Zero Emission Conference in Oslo today, after ZERO asked a group of four panelists to diagnose CCS.
This year’s Norwegian national budget takes us one step closer to realizing a full-scale CCS plant internationally, but there is little or no progress in realizing a full-scale plant in Norway by 2020. Instead, the government wishes to research emission sources and the foundation for carbon capture and storage in Norway.
ZERO finds it positive that Norway may decide to contribute to realizing carbon capture and storage (CCS) abroad. ZERO believes that the national budget presented on October 8th will be a milestone for Norwegian CCS work.
IEA executive director Maria van der Hoeven praised Norway for taking a lead on CCS at ONS 2014, but also expressed concern about the cancellation of the full-scale CCS project at Mongstad.
ZERO’s political advisor Camilla Svendsen Skriung will give a keynote speech at the National CCS Conference in Australia on Tuesday September 2, 2014.
The UK Government has reaffirmed its commitment to develop a CCS industry by publishing a scoping document, which summarises the policies and actions the Government has taken.
UK’s Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey announced that renewable energy projects in the UK will compete over a £200 million budget annually as a part of the government’s reforms to the electricity market.
ZERO believes that the Norwegian government has to launch a competition for government grants to build a full-scale CCS plant by 2020. The competition should be announced during fall 2014, and the final decision should be made by the end of 2015.
Let us think ahead regarding CCS. This is how ZERO’s Gøril Andreassen opened the ZERO Breakfast on May 27: What now, CCS? How can Norway front the development of CCS.
The Energy and Climate Change Committee in the UK released a report yesterday, where they urge the UK government to fast-track final funding to two CCS pilot projects.
Scientists from Scotland and Cyprus have formed a research partnership that could open up a new frontier for the storage of carbon dioxide (CO2), a greenhouse gas, as part of a budding hydrocarbons industry in the eastern Mediterranean, says SCCS in a recent press release.
In a report released in May, the IEA states that the progress of developing and deploying clean energy is going too slow.
The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently released its Fifth Assessment report, where they recognize that a widespread deployment of CCS is crucial to reach the climate goals for 2050.
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.
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.
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.
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.