Delivering Cost Effective CCS in the 2020s - A New Start

"CCS has a crucial role to play in cost-effective decarbonisation. Our estimates, and those of others, suggest the cost of meeting the 2050 target would be twice as high without CCS. It is also vital to meeting the longer-term global goal of reaching net zero (possibly negative) emissions.
 
The recent funding decision must not and does not exclude CCS permanently from playing a significant role in reducing UK emissions, provided an alternative approach is implemented quickly. Without rapid development of an effective approach to deliver CCS, much larger and more costly actions will have to be taken in sectors such as transport, buildings and agriculture, to prepare for the 2050 target in the Climate Change Act."
 
Letter from the Committee on Climate Change to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, 28 January 2016


Inaugural Meeting - 16 February 2016

A group consisting of private sector companies, public sector bodies, and UK researchers was brought together by the UKCCSRC in a meeting on 16 February 2016 to identify and address actions that need to be taken in order to deliver a CCS based decarbonisation option for the UK in line with recommendations made by the Committee on Climate Change (i.e. 4-7GW of power CCS plus ~3MtCO2/yr of industry CCS by 2030).

Mission for the Day

Starting afresh, what would need to be done in order to deliver the level of CCS defined in the 5th Carbon Budget by the CCC?

Agenda 
1. Committee on Climate Change’s recommendations for 2020-2030
2. Energy Technologies Institute analysis of CCS in the UK energy system
3. Overview of future UK CO2 sources, transport and storage
4. Developing storage sites prior to deployment
5. Scope for cost reduction in capture technologies in the 2020s and commercial issues
6. Open discussion - Delivering cost effective CCS in the 2020s

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Yorkshire/Humber/Teesside Cluster Meeting - 15 April 2016

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North West Cluster Meeting - 22 June 2016

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Wales Meeting - 22 July 2016

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Scotland-Teesside Cluster Meeting - 15 September 2016 

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North East Cluster Meeting - 9 November 2016 

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South East Cluster Meeting - 23 January 2017

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