2015 has been hailed as a ‘watershed year’ for carbon capture and storage (CCS). Large-scale CCS power projects are now a reality and there’s a growing international recognition of the critical role the technology has to play in climate change mitigation.
The UK has been an important and influential advocate for the technology on the world stage. With two large-scale CCS projects currently working towards a final investment decision, a small pipeline of future projects including a possible industrial CCS hub on the horizon, the UK remains one of the most active countries for CCS development in Europe.
At the heart of the UK CCS story, is a world-leading policy and regulatory approach to establish a holistic framework for CCS commercialisation, moving beyond large-scale demonstration of the technology.
To discuss the UK’s approach to CCS policy and regulation and to give an update on the UK Commercialisation Programme and Research and Innovation results, we are delighted to have Amy Clemitshaw, Deputy Director of the Office of Carbon Capture and Storage, within the UK Government’s Department of Energy and Climate Change, to present the UK CCS story.