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.
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.
Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage (SCCS) released a policy briefing this week where they advise that the European Union must identify and propose quantifiable milestones for CCS as part of the new 2030 climate and energy framework.
North America and China is leading the development of CCS technology according to a report that was released in Brussels today.
SaskPower visited Oslo this week to share their experiences from building the CCS project Boundary Dam, which was built faster and is less expensive than the Norwegian Mongstad project.
The EU Commission’s communication on the policy framework for climate and energy from 2020 to 2030 was released on January 22, and showed a surprising lack of CCS initiatives after positive signs from the European Parliament the week before.
The CCS project at Mongstad was cancelled in September 2013, shortly after the Auditor General released a report that questioned the lack of financial control in the project. Former Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg will have to meet in a hearing on January 20 to shed a light on what went wrong.
On January 14, 2014 the European Parliament took an important step towards developing more CCS in Europe.
With COP19 behind us and with a realization that we are no closer to a climate solution that we were before the meetings in Poland, it is time to take a look at what is going on with CCS in the EU.
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.
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.
While the rest of the world is looking at Poland and COP19 for a climate solution, Poland is lagging behind on cleaning up its emissions.
CCS has been met with some major setbacks lately, but it is not because of the lack of available technology. We know how to do it, but the problem seems to be on the policy-making side of CCS. ZERO published a report about policy instruments for large-scale CCS on the second day of ZERO13 in Oslo, which offers a thorough analysis of the policy-making instruments and suggestions on how to best implement CCS in Europe.
Europe and the EU have not yet succeeded in building any CCS projects, despite ambitious plans and efforts for over a decade, both from authorities and the industry itself. There has been a lack of effective, long-term instruments and framework for this climate technology. Now the EU has initiated a new process, inviting inputs on the needed next steps to ensure building of CCS. ZERO has responded to this initiative, and will present our recommendations for financing CCS at ZERO13.
Dr. Myles Allen, head of the Climate Dynamics group in the University of Oxford’s Physics Department, will be one of the key speakers at ZERO13 in November. His message is simple: Everyone who wants to extract or import fossil fuels should have to capture and store an increasing amount of the CO2 they emit during energy production.
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.
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.