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Look to Canada

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.

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U.S.-China climate cooperation might boost CCS

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.

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Diagnosing CCS at ZERO14

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.

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Facilitating commercial scale CCS in and outside Norway – Zero Emission Conference 2014

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.

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ZERO is positive towards Norwegian support to CCS facilities abroad

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.

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IEA urges Norway to develop more CCS

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.

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ZERO advisor to give keynote speech at the National CCS Conference

ZERO’s political advisor Camilla Svendsen Skriung will give a keynote speech at the National CCS Conference in Australia on Tuesday September 2, 2014.

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UK Government outlines the next steps for CCS

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.

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UK allocates more funds to renewable energy and CCS

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.

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How can Norway contribute to building a full-scale CCS plant?

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.

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CCS – Laying the foundation for a full-scale plant in Norway within 2020 starts now

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.

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The UK must fast-track CCS pilot projects, according to MP report

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.

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Scottish and Cypriot scientists explore storage in the eastern Mediterranean Sea

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.

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IEA says the business-as-usual approach is no longer viable

In a report released in May, the IEA states that the progress of developing and deploying clean energy is going too slow.

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CCS essential climate mitigation technology, according to IPCC

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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