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.
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.
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.
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.
Alstom-EDF's CCS project in Le Havre, France, has captured its first tonne of CO2.
Zero Emission Resource Organisation (ZERO) has drafted a response to the European Commission's Consultative Communication about CCS.
An essential part of the chain of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is the S - the storage part.
The Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, has officially opened a new research centre that uniquely covers the entire carbon capture and storage chain, allowing researchers to study not only carbon capture but also how to transport carbon dioxide, store it securely and how to develop it for further use.
£3.27 million has been awarded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), as part of the Research Councils UK Energy programme, to four research projects to study the geological viability and safety of storing CO2 underground in depleted North Sea oil and gas fields or saline aquifers.
European-based members of the ENGO Network on CCS published last week “Moving CCS Forward in Europe,” a report examining the current status of this essential climate change mitigation technology in Europe, why policy efforts have stalled, and recommendations for improving momentum.
ZERO's political adviser Camilla Svendsen Skriung shares her impressions from a visit to the Boundary Dam project in Canada.
After a study tour to Alberta and Saskatchewan ZERO writes about lessons we can learn from Canada's CCS projects.
ZERO's Kari Elisabeth Kaski visited Shell's quest project in Alberta, Canada. This is her report from the visit.
The UK CCS Cost Reduction Task Force has released their report on cost reductions and development of CCS in the UK, and say that CCS can be competitive by the 2020s.