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

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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.

Boundary Dam Capture Plant, photo: SaskPower

It is time for the Norwegian government to accept that we have passed the point where CCS technology seemed unproven and immature. The right framework makes it possible to develop CCS quickly and cost effectively. It is important to focus on the real challenge, which is to implement a working framework for CCS in Norway and Europe. ZERO hopes that the government will move on from strategies and planning in 2015 and instead facilitate commercial CCS. If not, the government will not fulfill its own climate goals for 2020.

ZERO proposes the following:

  • Expand Enova’s mandate for developing a full-scale Norwegian CCS project
  • 5 year government support for operational costs for CCS projects
  • Prepare the legal issues surrounding transportation and storage of CCS offshore on the Norwegian continental shelf
  • Follow the grants for the ROAD project closely
  • Increase the grants for international CCS work

Zero Emission Conference 2014

In a report presented by ZERO at the Zero Emission Conference 2014 we will paint a picture of CCS’s status internationally and in Norway. How is this crucial climate technology doing one year after the Mongstad CCS project was cancelled.

An eminent group of panelists will make a diagnosis and suggest actions to be made together with ZERO and the audience:

  • Why is the development of CCS so slow, including in Norway?
  • What instruments do we need to speed up the development of CCS?
  • What can we learn from the regions where the development of CCS is faster than in Norway and Europe?


Sarah Forbes, Senior Associate, World Resosurces Institute - WRI (USA)

Mike Monea, President SaskPowers Carbon Capture and Storage Initiatives (CAN)

Per Brevik, CEO Alternative fuel, Heidelberg Cement Northern Europe/NORCEM (NO)

Tina Bru, Parliamentary Member, the Conservative Party, member of the Committee of Energy and Environment (NO)


For more information or interviews with the panelists, please contact Ida Sofia Vaa at or +47 916 14 953

Please sign up for the conference here.


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