Website: Carbon Capture and Geological Storage (CCS)

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Publication Date 2011
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The technology of carbon capture and storage has the potential to contribute both to the EU's climate goals and to its security of energy supply. But it must be deployed safely and with the support of the public and stakeholders.

The Commission is currently developing a programme of work aiming to ensure this, both within the EU and internationally.

Work in the EU focuses on an enabling legal framework, which the Commission has proposed on 23 January 2008, addressing the environmental integrity of the technique and other deployment issues. A public consultation on this policy has taken place in the course of the assessment. Read more...

Internationally, the EU is actively engaging in discussions in the context of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and the Kyoto protocol. It is also working directly with third countries.

The Community is also actively promoting research into CCS – both to promote the rapid commercialisation of the technology, and to assess the environmental risks.

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EurActiv: Links Dossier: Carbon capture and storage
IEA: A Policy Strategy for Carbon Capture and Storage, January 2012
Wikipedia: Carbon capture and storage
UK: UK Energy Research Centre: Carbon Capture and Storage
Website: Carbon Capture and Storage Association
European Commission: DG Energy: Energy: Coal: Sustainable coal: Clean coal technologies and Carbon Capture and Storage
ESO: Background information: Directive 2009/31/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the geological storage of carbon dioxide and amending Council Directive 85/337/EEC, European Parliament and Council Directives 2000/60/EC, 2001/80/EC, 2004/35/EC, 2006/12/EC, 2008/1/EC and Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006

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