Blog: December 2013

The GHGT conferences are held every two years in IEAGHG's member countries and have become a focal point for international research on CO2 capture and storage. The conference series rotates between North America, Europe and Asia. GHGT-12 will be held on 5th-9th October 2014, in Austin, Texas, USA.

CCS is listed under the call Competitive Low - Carbon Energy where the proposals are invited for “Enabling decarbonisation of the fossil fuel-based power sector and energy intensive industry through CCS”. 

The recent European Commission report on the European Energy Programme for Recovery highlights the role the European CCS Demonstration Project Network.

A report providing analysis of the responses received shows that there is wide support for the continuation of the EU's CCS demonstration programme, as the best way to demonstrate its technical and economic viability, safe CO2 storage, and improve public perceptions.

CCS is 'essential' for reaching 2050 climate goals, and immediate steps are required: "Policymakers in Brussels should make it a priority to ensure that at least a few full chain CCS projects are taken forward to operation.

During the past few weeks, coal has been a major point of discussion, highlighting CCS's vital role in reducing the emissions from fossil-fuelled power plants. 

The United States and Norway affirm their continued commitment to enhance the development of technologies that will merge the need for reliable and cost efficient power production with sustainable deployment at large scale to meet the world’s growing demand for energy. 

The CCS technology is not new with different parts of the process having been used for years in the oil and chemical sectors.

Zero Emissions Platform, together with 52 European companies and business associations called on the European Commission to adopt by the end of the year a proposal for a structural reform of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme to provide clear carbon price signal needed to drive low-carbon investments.

This document outlines the comprehensive policy developments that have been made to enable the large-scale and commercial deployment of carbon capture and storage projects in the UK, addressing each of the Task Force’s recommendation and supporting actions.