CCS Reports

This is an archive of CCS reports up to 2013. For archived reports from 2013 onwards, please see the UKCCSRC Information and Data Archive kindly hosted on the British Geological Survey website

2013

TitleAbstractPublication date
Annual statement of emissions for 2011Fourth annual statement of emissions required under section 16 of the Climate Change Act 2008 setting the steps taken to calculate the “net UK carbon account” in respect of 2011.
Technology Roadmap – Carbon Capture & Storage

2012

TitleAbstractPublication date
Maps showing average gas consumption Maps showing average gas consumption
Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics table 2.1.1: Coal production and stocks, 1970 to 2010 Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics table 2.1.1: Coal production and stocks, 1970 to 2010
Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics table 2.1.2: Inland consumption of solid fuels, 1970 to 2010 Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics table 2.1.2: Inland consumption of solid fuels, 1970 to 2010
Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics table 2.10: Major deep mines in production, December 2010 Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics table 2.10: Major deep mines in production, December 2010
Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics table 2.11: Opencast sites in production, December 2010 Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics table 2.11: Opencast sites in production, December 2010
Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics table 2.1-2.3: Coal: commodity balances Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics table 2.1-2.3: Coal: commodity balances
Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics table 2.4-2.6: Manufactured fuels: commodity balances Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics table 2.4-2.6: Manufactured fuels: commodity balances
Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics table 2.7: Supply and consumption of coal Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics table 2.7: Supply and consumption of coal
Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics table 2.8: Supply and consumption of coke oven coke, coke breeze and other manufactured solid fuels Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics table 2.8: Supply and consumption of coke oven coke, coke breeze and other manufactured solid fuels
Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics table 2.9: Supply and consumption of coke oven gas, blast furnace gas, benzole and tars Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics table 2.9: Supply and consumption of coke oven gas, blast furnace gas, benzole and tars
Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics Table 3.6: Additional information on inland deliveries of selected products Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics Table 3.6: Additional information on inland deliveries of selected products
Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics Table 4.1.1: Natural gas and colliery methane production and consumption, 1970 to 2010 Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics Table 4.1.1: Natural gas and colliery methane production and consumption, 1970 to 2010.
Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics Table 4.1: Natural gas: commodity balances Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics Table 4.1: Natural gas: commodity balances
Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics Table 4.2: Supply and consumption of natural gas and colliery methane Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics Table 4.2: Supply and consumption of natural gas and colliery methane.
Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics Table 4.3: UK continental shelf and onshore natural gas production and supply Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics Table 4.3: UK continental shelf and onshore natural gas production and supply.
Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics Table 4.4: Gas storage sites and import/export pipelines in the United Kingdom, May 2010 Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics Table 4.4: Gas storage sites and import/export pipelines in the United Kingdom, May 2010.
Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics Table 4.5: Natural gas imports and exports Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics Table 4.5: Natural gas imports and exports.
Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics Table 4.6: Liquefied Natural Gas imports by terminal Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics Table 4.6: Liquefied Natural Gas imports by terminal.
Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics Table F.1: Crude oil and natural gas liquids production Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics Table F.1: Crude oil and natural gas liquids production
Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics Table F.2: Gas production Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics Table F.2: Gas production
Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics Table F.3: Natural gas liquids net production Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics Table F.3: Natural gas liquids net production
Energy Trends table 2.1: Supply and consumption of coal Energy Trends table 2.1: Supply and consumption of coal
Energy Trends table 2.2: Supply and consumption of coke oven coke, coke breeze and other manufactured solid fuels Energy Trends table 2.2: Supply and consumption of coke oven coke, coke breeze and other manufactured solid fuels
Energy Trends table 2.3: Supply and consumption of coke oven gas, blast furnace gas, benzole and tars Energy Trends table 2.3: Supply and consumption of coke oven gas, blast furnace gas, benzole and tars
Energy Trends table 2.4: Coal imports Energy Trends table 2.4: Coal imports
Energy Trends table 2.5: Coal production and foreign trade Energy Trends table 2.5: Coal production and foreign trade
Energy Trends table 2.6: Coal consumption and coal stocks Energy Trends table 2.6: Coal consumption and coal stocks
Energy Trends table 3.1: Supply and use of crude oil, natural gas liquids and feedstocks Energy Trends table 3.1: Supply and use of crude oil, natural gas liquids and feedstocks
Energy Trends table 3.6: Stocks of petroleum at end of period Energy Trends table 3.6: Stocks of petroleum at end of period.
Energy Trends table 3.7: Drilling activity on the UK continental shelf Energy Trends table 3.7: Drilling activity on the UK continental shelf.
Energy Trends table 4.1: Natural gas supply and consumption Energy Trends table 4.1: Natural gas supply and consumption.
Energy Trends table 4.2: Natural gas production and supply Energy Trends table 4.2: Natural gas production and supply.
Energy Trends table 4.3: Natural gas imports and exports Energy Trends table 4.3: Natural gas imports and exports.
Energy Trends table 4.4: natural gas imports A spreadsheet containing information about trends in natural gas imports.
Historical coal data: coal production, 1853 to 2011 Provides historical coal data on coal production between 1853 and 2011.
Historical coke and breeze data: coal carbonized and coke and breeze produced at coke ovens 1920 to 2011 Historical coke and breeze data: coal carbonized and coke and breeze produced at coke ovens 1920 to 2011.
Historical gas data: gas production and consumption 1882 to 2011 Provides Historical gas data: gas production and consumption 1882 to 2011.
IEA gas JODI Table showing the supply of natural gas.
Minutes from the CCS Cost Reduction Task Force (14 June 2012) Minutes from the CCS Cost Reduction Task Force held on 14 June 2012.
Presentations from CCS Cost Reduction Task Force Presentations from CCS Cost Reduction Task Force held on 14 June 2012.
Energy trends: section 2 – solid fuels and derived gases Solid fuels and derived gases section of Energy Trends publication.
Energy trends: section 4 – gas Gas section of Energy Trends publication.
Biomass with CO2 Capture and Storage (Bio-CCS) – The way forward for Europe
CCS Development forum minutes – 1 May 2012 Minutes of the fifth Carbon Capture and Storage Development Forum held on 1st May 2012 and chaired by Minister Charles Hendry.
Modelling domestic gas consumption in 2009 A Zip file containing a series of spreadsheets showing domestic ga consumption by UK region for 2009.
CAPPCCO Final Summary Report – March 2012 Summary of Chinese advanced power plants carbon capture options
CCS competition FAQs FAQs for the £20m DECC CCS innovation competition
EU CCS Demonstration Projects – Challenges and Blockers on the way to FID
Fossil fuel price shocks and a low carbon economy (Oxford Economics) The aim of this report is to enrich the discussion on the UK’s climate change policies by assessing how these policies could improve the stability of the UK economy in…
Downstream gas statistics: data sources and methodologies A note setting out the methodology and data source used to collect statistics covering downstream gas.
Potential cost reductions in CCS in the power sector A discussion paper that presents a summary of the findings of Mott MacDonald’s energy economics team on the potential for cost reduction in CCS in the power sector in the…
Open letter to promoters of projects within the UK in the context of North South Electricity and Gas Interconnections in Western Europe This open letter from DECC is intended to draw industry’s attention to the proposed Regulation on Guidelines for Trans-European Energy Infrastructure published in October last year. The Commission is proposing…
A call for evidence on the role of gas in the electricity market This call for evidence sets out the importance of gas generation in the future UK electricity mix including how it will help maintain security of electricity supply and deliver our…
CO2 capture project 2011 annual report
Minutes of the fourth DECC Carbon Capture and Storage Development Forum Minutes of the fourth DECC Carbon Capture and Storage Development Forum held on 2nd November 2011, chaired by the Secretary of State.
Clean Energy Ministerial – Summary fact sheet Summary fact sheet about the Clean Energy Ministerial, taking place in London, 25-26 April 2012.
Clean Energy Ministerial – Summary of accomplishments Summary of accomplishments from the Clean Energy Ministerial,. This year’s summit was held in London 25-26 April 2012.
Fact sheet on the Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) Fact sheet on the Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP). Announced at the Clean Energy Ministerial, held in London 25-26 April 2012.
Background note on induced seismicity in the UK and its relevance to hydraulic stimulation for exploration for shale gas A note on induced seismicity (earthquakes) in the UK and its relevance to hydraulic stimulation for exploration for shale gas (also known as fracking).
Background note on shale gas and hydraulic fracturing A briefing note explaining shale gas and the process of fracking.
Preese Hall shale gas fracturing review and recommendations for induced seismic mitigation A review for DECC of Cuadrilla reports looking at the possible relationship between hydraulic fracture operations at Preese Hall well and a number of earthquakes that occurred in April and…
Consumer redress: Consultation on a proposed new power for Ofgem to compel regulated energy businesses to provide redress to consumers There are already strong rules in place to protect consumers and Ofgem is currently consulting on a number of measures which will simplify tariffs and make it easier for consumers…
CCS Roadmap – Action Plan Timeline for implementation of CCS programme. Published 03 April 2012
CCS Roadmap – Innovation and R&D The fundamental barrier facing CCS is cost. A key element of this is the intrinsic cost of the technologies and techniques which make-up CCS. Further development and refinement of existing…
CCS Roadmap – Regulatory framework Creating the right regulatory environment is crucial to the development and deployment of CCS, whilst protecting the interests of the workforce, the public and the environment.
CCS Roadmap – Skills and supply chain It is important that companies within the CCS supply chain maintain a strong pool of skilled people for the successful development and deployment of CCS within the UK and abroad….
CCS Roadmap – Storage strategy Government intervention in the storage sector is intended to help reduce the uncertainty associated with storage. We will do this primarily through targeted support through the CCS Commercialisation Programme and…
CCS Roadmap – Transport and storage infrastructure The development of the infrastructure necessary to transport and permanently store CO2 is one of the key challenges to achieving the objectives set out in this Roadmap.
The CCS Roadmap This Roadmap sets out how we will achieve our goal of seeing commercial deployment of CCS in the UK in the 2020s.
UK launches new competition; publishes first CCS roadmap
Energy Trends table 3.8: Value of UKCS production and investment by operators and licensees Energy Trends table 3.8: Value of UKCS production and investment by operators and licensees.
Gas and electricity consumption data below Local Authority level Article in March 2012 edition of Energy Trends
Annual statement of emissions for 2010 Third annual statement of emissions required under section 16 of the Climate Change Act 2008 setting the steps taken to calculate the “net UK carbon account” in respect of 2010.
CCS Innovation Programme application form CCS Innovation Programme application form
CCS Innovation Programme: Guidance for applicants CCS Innovation Programme: Guidance for applicants
Establishing a Global Carbon Market – A discussion on linking various approaches to create a global market
UK Energy Sector Indicators 2011 In July DECC published the annual Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics and other Government Departments have since published new information on economic performance etc. As a result we are…
CCS Innovation Programme: £20 million competition call ‘Flyer’ giving an overview of the competition call for DECC’s £20 million CCS Innovation Programme.
Solid fuels and derived gases statistics: data sources and methodologies A note setting out the methodology and data source used to collect statistics covering sSolid fuels and derived gases.

2011

TitleAbstractPublication date
Physical gas flows across Europe and security and diversity of gas supply in 2010 Article in December 2011 edition of Energy Trends.
Pre-submitted questions for CCS Programme Industry Day Questions to the panel submitted in advance of the CCS Programme Industry Day which was held on 16 December 2011.
Sub-national electricity and gas consumption statistics analysis tool Article in December 2011 edition of Energy Trends.
Sub-national electricity and gas consumption statistics analysis tool: user guide This new analytical tool for analysing sub-national electricity and gas consumption at Local Authority level, has been produced to help Local Authorities and other regional bodies use DECC’s sub-national gas…
Sub-national gas consumption statistics for 2010 Article in December 2011 edition of Energy Trends.
Carbon Plan Annex A (Dec 2011) Carbon Plan Annex A (Dec 2011)
Carbon Plan Annex B (Dec 2011) Carbon Plan Annex B (Dec 2011)
Carbon Plan Annex C (Dec 2011) Carbon Plan Annex C (Dec 2011)
Carbon Plan Executive Summary (Dec 2011) Carbon Plan Executive Summary (Dec 2011)
Carbon Plan Parts 1-3 (Dec 2011) Carbon Plan Parts 1-3 (Dec 2011)
Sustainability performance data 2010/11: commentary on DECC’s performance Sustainability performance data 2010/11: commentary on DECC’s performance
The Carbon Plan: Delivering our Low Carbon Future Emissions in the UK must by law be cut by at least 80% on 1990 levels by 2050. The UK was first to set its ambition in law, with binding…
DECC’s response to the consultation on charging a fee in respect of offshore (oil and gas) installations and pipelines decommissioning programmes under the Petroleum Act 1998 Response to the Consultation on charging a fee in respect of offshore (oil and gas) installations and pipelines decommissioning programmes under the Petroleum Act 1998.
Statement of interest in Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Delivery Programme Form for informal expressions of interest in CCS Delivery Programme. December 2011
Risk assessment for the purpose of EU Regulation 994/2010 on security of gas supply An addendum to the Statutory Security of Supply report 2011.
Ferrybridge Section 36 Consent and Deemed Planning Conditions With regards to the construction and operation of a multi-fuel generating station at Ferrybridge Power Station in West Yorkshire.
UK renewables investment and jobs map A map illustrating, by region, renewables investment and jobs in the UK.
Joint Ministerial Statement between UK and Norway on Climate Change and Energy Security One North Sea – the joint ministerial statement signed by UK Energy Secretary Chris Huhne and Norwegian Minister for Petroleum and Energy Ola Borten Moe in London on 25 October…
Joint Ministerial Statement between UK and Norway on Climate Change and Energy Security One North Sea – the joint ministerial statement signed by UK Energy Secretary Chris Huhne and Norwegian Minister for Petroleum and Energy Ola Borten Moe in London on 25 October…
Great Britain’s housing energy fact file 2011 (Excel version) The Housing Energy Fact File aims to draw together most of the important data about energy use in homes in Great Britain since 1970. It is intended for policy?makers, researchers,…
Energy Act 2011: aide memoire The Act has three principal objectives: tackling barriers to investment in energy efficiency; enhancing energy security; and enabling investment in low carbon energy supplies.
Energy Act 2011: aide memoire The Act has three principal objectives: tackling barriers to investment in energy efficiency; enhancing energy security; and enabling investment in low carbon energy supplies.
Energy Act 2011: Carbon Capture and Storage reuse of infrastructure Brief providing information about provisions made in the Energy Act 2011 for Carbon Capture and Storage reuse of infrastructure.
Energy Act 2011: Coal Authority vires Brief providing information about provisions made in the Energy Act 2011 for Coal Authority vires.
Energy Act 2011: energy bills Brief providing information about provisions made in the Energy Act 2011 for energy bills.
Energy Act 2011: gas security Brief providing information about provisions made in the Energy Act 2011 for gas security.
Energy Act 2011: private rented sector Brief providing information about provisions made in the Energy Act 2011 for the private rented sector.
Energy Act 2011: special administration regime Brief providing information about provisions made in the Energy Act 2011 for the introduction of energy supply company administration for gas and electricity.
Energy Act 2011: third-party access to upstream oil and gas infrastructure A brief providing information about provisions made in the Energy Act 2011 for third-party access to upstream oil and gas infrastructure.
Energy Act 2011: UK Continental Shelf Brief providing information about provisions made in the Energy Act 2011 for the UK Continental Shelf.
Great Britain’s housing energy fact file 2011 The Housing Energy Fact File aims to draw together most of the important data about energy use in homes in Great Britain since 1970. It is intended for policy?makers, researchers,…
DECC Science Advisory Group briefing note on CCS This SAG briefing note considers a suite of topics relevant to the development and deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) for low carbon electricity generation in the UK. Some…
The capability and capacity of the UK offshore oil and gas fabrication sector Showcases the capability and capacity of the UK Fabrication supply chain.
DECC coal price projections This paper sets out some of the key considerations used by DECC in creating a set of price assumptions for the coal market over the next 20 years.
DECC fossil fuel (coal) price projections: peer review by Gordon Mackerron and Steve Sorrell Comments by Gordon Mackerron and Steve Sorrell, Sussex Energy Group, on the coal section of DECC’s fossil fuel price projections.
DECC fossil fuel (gas markets) price projections: peer review by Howard V Rogers Comments by Howard V Rogers of Global Gas Perspective Limited, on the gas section of DECC’s fossil fuel price projections.
DECC fossil fuel price projections: data Spreadsheets showing the detailed data for DECC’s latest fossil fuel price projections.
DECC fossil fuel price projections: data Spreadsheets showing the detailed data for DECC’s latest fossil fuel price projections.
DECC fossil fuel price projections: industry peer review Non-attributable industry comments on DECC’s fossil fuel price projections.
DECC fossil fuel price projections: industry peer review Non-attributable industry comments on DECC’s fossil fuel price projections.
DECC fossil fuel price projections: peer review by Andrew Sentance Comments by Andrew Sentance, Professor of Sustainable Business at Warwick Business School, on DECC’s fossil fuel price projections.
DECC fossil fuel price projections: summary These projections are developed to be used within DECC and across Whitehall in the analysis and appraisal of energy related polices.
DECC fossil fuel price projections: summary These projections are developed to be used within DECC and across Whitehall in the analysis and appraisal of energy related polices.
DECC gas price projections This paper sets out some of the key supporting considerations used by DECC in creating a set of price assumptions for the gas market over the next 25 years.
Draft guidance: Provision of third party access to licence exempt electricity and gas networks This policy guidance is intended to help network owners, customers and potential third party suppliers assess what steps they need to take in order to ensure compliance with legislation, including…
DECC Science Advisory Group: advice to the Chief Scientific Advisor on oil and gas supply and use Results of discussions held during the third SAG meeting in March 2011 on oil and gas supply and use.
Oil and gas supply chain code of practice (SCCoP) Outlines obligations of the code of practice and provides form for companies to use to sign up.
Project Pathfinder leaflet An information leaflet explaining what Project Pathfinder does and how to access it.
The oil and gas activities of the Energy Development Unit (EDU) Provides a brief overview of the specific activities in oil and gas within the Energy Development Unit, via the Offshore Environment and Decommissioning directorate and the Licensing, Exploration and Development…
UK Greenhouse Gas Emissions – basis of reported ‘base year’ figures A spreadsheet illustrating the derivation of the base year level for reporting towards the Kyoto Protocol target (including the UK’s share of the EU target) and the Carbon Budgets….
Support to low-carbon communities setting up social enterprises and the implications for policy and practice An independent evaluation report examining the Social Enterprise support and guidance needs of Low Carbon Community Challenge projects.
DUKES 2011: Chapter 2 – Solid fuels and derived gases Chapter 2 of the Digest of United Kingdom energy statistics (DUKES) for 2011.
DUKES 2011: Chapter 4 – Natural gas Chapter 4 of the Digest of United Kingdom energy statistics (DUKES) for 2011.
DECC Carbon Management Plan DECC’s first ever Carbon Management Plan, which was developed with the Carbon Trust to identify the strategic targets we need to meet in order to ensure a low-carbon future….
The Low Carbon Communities Challenge: Findings from the engagement support by Dialogue by Design Dialogue by Design collected information from the community groups throughout the LCCC projects, mostly through feedback from and meetings with the facilitators. Detailed notes from the review meetings were collected…
Annexes to Appraisal of Sustainability for the revised draft Overarching National Policy Statement for Energy (EN-1) Annexes A-G to the AoS for the revised draft Overarching National Policy Statement for Energy (EN-1).
Annexes to Appraisal of Sustainability for the revised draft Overarching National Policy Statement for Energy (EN-1) Annexes A-G to the AoS for the revised draft Overarching National Policy Statement for Energy (EN-1).
Appraisal of Sustainability for the revised draft National Policy Statement for Fossil Fuel Electricity Generating Infrastructure (EN-2) The main function of this report is to set out the likely significant effects on the environment of developing new fossil fuel electricity generating infrastructure of the types, and on…
Appraisal of Sustainability for the revised draft National Policy Statement for Fossil Fuel Electricity Generating Infrastructure (EN-2): Non-Technical Summary Relates to the revised draft Overarching Energy National Policy Statement (NPS) and the Appraisal of Sustainability for it, which were subject to public consultation for 14 weeks from 18 October 2010.
Appraisal of Sustainability for the revised draft National Policy Statement for Gas Supply Infrastructure and Gas and Oil Pipelines (EN-4): Non-Technical Summary Relates to the revised draft Overarching Energy National Policy Statement (NPS) and the Appraisal of Sustainability for it, which were subject to public consultation for 14 weeks from 18 October 2010.
Appraisal of Sustainability for the revised draft National Policy Statement for Gas Supply Infrastructure and Gas and Oil Pipelines Infrastructure (EN-4) The main function of this report is to set out the likely significant effects on the environment of developing new renewable energy infrastructure of the types, and on the scale,…
Appraisal of Sustainability for the revised draft Overarching National Policy Statement for Energy (EN-1): Main Report The main function of this report is to set out the likely significant effects on the environment of developing new energy infrastructure of the types, and on the scale, envisaged…
Appraisal of Sustainability for the revised draft Overarching National Policy Statement for Energy (EN-1): Main Report The main function of this report is to set out the likely significant effects on the environment of developing new energy infrastructure of the types, and on the scale, envisaged…
Appraisal of Sustainability for the revised draft Overarching National Policy Statement for Energy (EN-1): Non-Technical Summary Related to the revised draft Overarching Energy National Policy Statement (NPS) and the Appraisal of Sustainability for it, which were subject to public consultation for 14 weeks from 18 October 2010.
Appraisal of Sustainability for the revised draft Overarching National Policy Statement for Energy (EN-1): Non-Technical Summary Related to the revised draft Overarching Energy National Policy Statement (NPS) and the Appraisal of Sustainability for it, which were subject to public consultation for 14 weeks from 18 October 2010.
Appraisals of Sustainability for the energy National Policy Statements: Monitoring Strategy Sets out the Government’s intentions at a strategic level for monitoring the effects of the NPSs identified in the AoSs. Its detailed contents are provisional and will be developed in…
Appraisals of Sustainability for the energy National Policy Statements: Monitoring Strategy Sets out the Government’s intentions at a strategic level for monitoring the effects of the NPSs identified in the AoSs. Its detailed contents are provisional and will be developed in…
Energy National Policy Statements: Impact Assessment (final) The final Impact Assessment with regard to the National Policy Statements for energy in June 2011.
Energy National Policy Statements: Impact Assessment (final) The final Impact Assessment with regard to the National Policy Statements for energy in June 2011.
Government Response to Consultation on the Revised Draft National Policy Statements for Energy Infrastructure Sets out the key themes that arose from the consultation on the revised draft energy National Policy Statements and the Government’s response to those themes. A complete list of the…
Government Response to Consultation on the Revised Draft National Policy Statements for Energy Infrastructure Sets out the key themes that arose from the consultation on the revised draft energy National Policy Statements and the Government’s response to those themes. A complete list of the…
National Policy Statement for Fossil Fuel Electricity Generating Infrastructure (EN-2) Taken with the Overarching National Policy Statement for Energy (EN-1), provides the primary basis for decisions by the Infrastructure Planning Commission (IPC) on applications it receives for nationally significant fossil…
National Policy Statement for Gas Supply Infrastructure and Gas and Oil Pipelines (EN-4) Taken with the ‘Overarching National Policy Statement for Energy’ (EN-1), provides the primary basis for decisions by the Infrastructure Planning Commission (IPC) on applications it receives for gas supply infrastructure…
National Policy Statements (NPSs) for Energy Infrastructure: Draft SEA Post-Adoption Statement Aims to fulfil the requirements of Article 9(1)(b) of the SEA Directive and, together with the Energy NPS AoS Monitoring Strategy2, fulfil the requirement to make available details of the…
National Policy Statements (NPSs) for Energy Infrastructure: Draft SEA Post-Adoption Statement Aims to fulfil the requirements of Article 9(1)(b) of the SEA Directive and, together with the Energy NPS AoS Monitoring Strategy2, fulfil the requirement to make available details of the…
Overarching National Policy Statement for Energy (EN-1) Sets out the Government’s policy for delivery of major energy infrastructure. It has effect, in combination with the relevant technology-specific NPS on the decisions by the Infrastructure Planning Commission (IPC)…
Overarching National Policy Statement for Energy (EN-1) Sets out the Government’s policy for delivery of major energy infrastructure. It has effect, in combination with the relevant technology-specific NPS on the decisions by the Infrastructure Planning Commission (IPC)…
Planning For New Energy Infrastructure Habitats Regulations Assessment of the draft National Policy Statements for Overarching NPS for Energy (EN-1), Fossil Fuel Electricity Generating Infrastructure (EN-2), Renewable Electricity Infrastructure (EN-3), Gas Supply Infrastructure and Gas…
Planning For New Energy Infrastructure Habitats Regulations Assessment of the draft National Policy Statements for Overarching NPS for Energy (EN-1), Fossil Fuel Electricity Generating Infrastructure (EN-2), Renewable Electricity Infrastructure (EN-3), Gas Supply Infrastructure and Gas…
The Government Response to Parliamentary Scrutiny of the Revised Draft National Policy Statements for Energy Infrastructure Sets out the Government response to the recommendations in the ECC Select Committee’s report on the revised draft energy NPSs. It also answers some of the key issues raised during…
The Government Response to Parliamentary Scrutiny of the Revised Draft National Policy Statements for Energy Infrastructure Sets out the Government response to the recommendations in the ECC Select Committee’s report on the revised draft energy NPSs. It also answers some of the key issues raised during…
Minutes of PILOT meeting: 14 March 2011 Minutes taken at the PILOT meeting that took place in Aberdeen on 14 March 2011.
Draft social and environmental guidance to the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority Draft revised social and environmental guidance to the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority proposed to be issued by the Secretary of State under section 4AB(1) of the Gas Act 1986…
Chinese advanced power plant carbon capture options (CAPPCCO) objectives Develop and define options for integrating carbon dioxide capture plant with advanced Chinese pulverised coal power plants to allow a rapid transition to a high level of CO2 emission reductions….
Co-utilisation of waste biomass with coal: the application of co-firing in Chinese power boilers Within the UK and China, there is increasing interest in the co-utilisation of waste biomass as a fuel with coal for large-scale industrial applications to offset some of the increasing…
Co-utilisation of waste biomass with coal: the application of co-firing in Chinese power boilers Within the UK and China, there is increasing interest in the co-utilisation of waste biomass as a fuel with coal for large-scale industrial applications to offset some of the increasing…
Statutory Instrument: The Storage of Carbon Dioxide (Licensing) Regulations 2010 The Secretary of State is designated(a) for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(b) in relation to the environment.
Consultation on raising the threshold for energy supplier participation in social and environmental programmes: Impact Assessment (final) Updated final Impact Assessment for the consultation on raising the threshold for energy supplier participation in social and environmental programmes.
Government response to the consultation on the proposed offshore gas storage and gas unloading licensing scheme Fifteen responses to the consultation were received between 12 February and 23 April 2009. A list of respondents is provided at Annex B.
Chatham House white paper: Sustainable energy security – strategic risks and opportunities for business A report exploring the short- and long-term risks and opportunities business face because of changes in energy markets.
Demonstration of an Oxyfuel Combustion System: report by Doosan Babcock Demonstration of an Oxyfuel Combustion System: report by Doosan Babcock.
Greenhouse gas inventory improvement project: Update of Estimated Methane Emissions from UK Abandoned Coal Mines DECC commissioned WSP to review the abandoned coal mine methane emissions model used in the greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory. This research study reviewed international best practice, mine closure dates, the…
Letter from Greg Barker, MP, to Lord Turner, Chair Committee on Climate Change, on the Second Carbon Budget Credit Limit PDF of the letter dated 7 June 2011
Setting the limit on the use of international carbon units for the second carbon budget period (2013-17): Impact Assessment (final) The final Impact Assessment for the second carbon budget.
Compulsory purchase powers for the change of use of existing gas pipelines (for the purpose of CCS): Impact Assessment (final) The Impact Assessment of possible issues in policy designed to address compulsory purchase powers for the change of use of existing gas pipelines.
Enabling a discretionary power to remove obligations to decommission offshore oil and gas facilities when re-used for carbon dioxide storage: Impact Assessment (final) The Impact Assessment addressed issues that have rised from enabling a discretionary power to remove obligations to decommission offshore oil and gas facilities when re-used for carbon dioxide storage….
Guide to developing an Energy Action Area A report providing guidance to parties interested in developing Energy Action Areas in London.
The Rt Hon. Chris Huhne, MP, to Lord Turner, Chair Committee on Climate Change on the Fourth Carbon Budget The Government’s response to some of the CCC’s recommendations on the Fourth Carbon Budget
Fourth carbon budget level: Impact Assessment (final) Final Impact Assessment providing the rationale for taking action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions – and to reduce UK emissions by at least 80% by 2050
Implementing the Climate Change Act 2008: The Government’s proposal for setting the fourth carbon budget: policy statement The Government is seeking Parliament’s agreement to accepting the Committee on Climate Change’s recommendation on setting the level of the fourth carbon budget at 1950 million tonnes of carbon dioxide…
Government strategy and policy statement for the gas and electricity markets: Impact Assessment (final) The final Impact Assessment of the Government’s strategy and policy statement for the gas and electricity markets.
Carbon budgets factsheet Answers to a range of questions regarding carbon budgets.
Carbon budgets factsheet Answers to a range of questions regarding carbon budgets.
Pathways to 2050: Detailed Analyses Final report – MARKAL model review and scenarios for DECC’s 4th Carbon Budget Evidence Base.
Pathways to 2050: Key Results Final report – MARKAL model review and scenarios for DECC’s 4th Carbon Budget Evidence Base.
DECC Carbon Plan: quarterly implementation update: Q1, 2011 DECC Carbon Plan: quarterly implementation update: Q1, 2011
Consultation on charging a fee in respect of offshore (oil and gas) installations and pipelines decommissioning programmes under the Petroleum Act 1998 Relates to proposed changes to the statutory decommissioning regime for offshore (oil and gas) installations and pipelines.
Cost recovery for approving offshore (oil and gas) decommissioning programmes: Impact Assessment (consultation stage) The Impact Assessment to accompany the consultation on charging a fee in respect of offshore (oil and gas) installations and pipelines decommissioning programmes under the Petroleum Act 1998.
Carbon Plan The Carbon Plan is a Government-wide plan of action on climate change, including domestic and international activity, which sets out department by department, actions and deadlines for the next 5…
The Carbon Plan Action Summary A filterable summary of all of the actions published in the Carbon Plan.
The Carbon Plan Action Summary A filterable summary of all of the actions published in the Carbon Plan.
Carbon Budgets: Policy note 8 Covers the definition of a carbon budget and the management of the budgets.
Questions and answers on the NER Funding Programme: UK Process: 02 February 2011 Questions and answers on the NER Funding Programme: UK Process: 02 February 2011
Review of the CRC qualification criteria Review of the CRC qualification criteria.
Review of the CRC supply rules Review of the CRC supply rules.
Timing and frequency of allowances sales in the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme from 2012 onwards Timing and frequency of allowances sales in the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme from 2012 onwards.
Timing and frequency of allowances sales in the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme from 2012 onwards: Annex A – Timeline Timing and frequency of allowances sales in the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme from 2012 onwards: Annex A – Timeline.
New Entrants Reserve (NER) 300 Questions and Answers Questions and Answers to support the call for proposals for NER300 funding for renewables and CCS projects.
Low Carbon Co-Operation Memorandum of Understanding Memorandum of understanding between the National Development and Reform Commission of the People’s Republic of China and the Department of Energy and Climate Change of the United Kingdom of Great…

2010

TitleAbstractPublication date
Meeting the Low Carbon Skills Challenge – a Government response Meeting the Low Carbon Skills Challenge – a Government response, December 2010
UK CCS Commercial-Scale Demonstration Programme Further Information Document UK CCS Commercial-Scale Demonstration Programme Further Information Document
DECC Guidance on EU Funding Mechanism “NER300” for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Demonstration Projects On 9 Nov 2010, the European Commission published its Call for Proposals for the first round of NER funding. This note is intended to provide some top level guidance for…
Energy Bill 2010-11 – Coal Authority vires: Impact Assessment (final) The final Impact Assessment regarding supplementary powers for the Coal Authority to sell its expertise on subsidence and treatment of contaminated water in non-mining situations.
Energy Bill 2010-11 – special administration regime: Impact Assessment (final) The final Impact Assessment with regards to the introduction of a special administration regime for electricity and gas supply companies.
Energy Bill 2010-11 – third-party access to upstream oil and gas infrastructure: Impact Assessment (final) The final Impact Assessment accompanying reform of the regime for resolving disputes over third-party access to and for compulsory modifications of upstream petroleum infrastructure (Energy Bill 2010).
Energy Bill 2010-11 – UK Continental Shelf: Impact Assessment (development stage) The development stage Impact Assessment with regards to the UK Continential Shelf, prior to implementation of the Energy Bill in 2010-11.
Energy Bill 2010-11- gas security: Impact Assessment (final) The final Impact Assessment completed with regard to the security of gas supply prior to implementation of the Energy Bill in 2010-11.
Optimization of CO2 Storage In CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery Projects Optimization of CO2 Storage In CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery Projects; this report was undertaken by Advanced Resources International (ARI).
European security of supply regulation: Impact Assessment (final) The final Impact Assessment regarding the risks and impacts considered before implementation of the EU Gas Security of Supply Regulation in 2010.
Can unconventional gas become a game changer in European markets, Oxford Institute of Energy Studies, Oxford University A study providing an in-depth analysis of the potential for unconventional gas to alter the future European gas supply picture.
Unconventional gas: Call for evidence – BP response to questionnaire BP’s response to DECC’s call for evidence regarding unconventional gas.
Unconventional gas: Call for evidence – Douglas-Westwood response to questionnaire The Douglas-Westwood response to DECC’s call for evidence on unconventional gas.
Responses to the market sounding for CCS Demonstration Programme projects 2-4 Responses from organisations to the market sounding for CCS Demonstration Programme projects 2-4 which ran from August to September 2010.
Evaluation of the Big Energy Shift Evaluation of the Big Energy Shift Final report to DECC and Sciencewise-ERC, 16 August 2010
Assessment of the validity of ‘Approximate minimum land footprint for some types of CO2 capture plant’ Assessment by Imperial College of the validity of ‘Approximate minimum land footprint for some types of CO2 capture plant’ provided as a guide to the Environment Agency assessment of Carbon…
Unconventional gas: Call for evidence – BG response to questionnaire BG Group’s response to DECC’s call for evidence regarding unconventional gas.
Unconventional gas: Call for evidence – Centrica response to questionnaire Centrica Energy’s response to DECC’s call for evidence regarding unconventional gas in Europe.
Towards a transport infrastructure for large-scale CCS in Europe
The CCS landscape – an introduction to global and EU actors
Energy Bill 2010/11 – brief: gas security A document containing details of the policy commitment and legislative proposal regarding gas security.
Energy Security & Green Economy bill – brief: CCS Assistance Schemes Energy Security & Green Economy bill brief: CCS Assistance Schemes
Application by Wingas Storage UK Ltd for a storage authorisation order to store natural gas in porous strata underground at the Saltfleetby gas field in Lincolnshire Report to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change by J I McPherson.
Offshore carbon dioxide storage licensing regime: Impact Assessment (final) Final Impact Assessment for the DECC consultation on the proposed offshore carbon dioxide storage licensing regime.
Expert elicitation of cost, performance, RD&D budgets for coal power with CCS
The ‘Shale Gas Revolution’: Hype and reality, a Chatham House report A report that considers how unconventional gas resources might affect gas markets in the future.
Government response to the consultation on the proposed offshore carbon dioxide storage licensing regime The Energy Act 2008 established a legislative basis in the UK for permitting the offshore storage of carbon dioxide. This consultation set out proposals for an appropriate licensing system, together…
10 facts about CCS
CO2 capture -does it work?
CO2 transportation – is it safe and reliable?
DECC Initial Guidance on EU Funding Mechanism NER300 for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and Renewable Projects This document contains a general overview of the NER300 Funding Mechanism and initial guidance on the UK’s approach to short-listing of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and Renewable demonstration projects….
Draft Commission Decision laying down criteria and measures for the financing of commerical demonstration projects Draft document laying down criteria and measures for the financing of commercial demonstration projects that aim at the environmentally safe capture and geological storage of CO2 as well as demonstration…
Is geological CO2 storage safe?
Underground CO2 storage – a reality?
Why CCS?
Digest of United Kingdom energy statistics: Chapter 2: Solid fuels and derived gases Digest of United Kingdom energy statistics: Chapter 2: Solid fuels and derived gases
Annual Energy Statement 2010 This statement fulfils the commitment in our Coalition Programme for Government to present an annual statement of our energy policy to Parliament. The mission of this Government is to support…
Annual Energy Statement 2010 This statement fulfils the commitment in our Coalition Programme for Government to present an annual statement of our energy policy to Parliament. The mission of this Government is to support…
Annual Energy Statement 2010 This statement fulfils the commitment in our Coalition Programme for Government to present an annual statement of our energy policy to Parliament. The mission of this Government is to support…
Government Response to the Consultation on the Grandfathering Policy of Support for Dedicated Biomass, Anaerobic Digestion and Energy from Waste Under the Renewables Obligation 1. On 31 March 2010 the Secretary of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) launched a consultation on the grandfathering policy for dedicated biomass, anaerobic digestion…
Sustainability criteria for biomass and bioliquids: Impact Assessment (development stage) Biomass is plant or animal matter of recent origin. It includes such materials as wood, food waste, manures, miscanthus grass, wheat and rapeseed oil. Biomass can be used to generate…
Global gas and LNG markets, and Great Britain’s security of supply Pöyry Energy Consulting – using as an associate the global LNG expert, Andy Flower – has been commissioned to examine the key factors affecting the development of these markets and…
Security of gas supply: European scenarios, policy drivers and impact on Great Britain DECC commissioned Pöyry to undertake a detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis of the key risk factors affecting the security of gas supply in relations to supplies coming from the European…
UK gas security of supply and options for improvement DECC commissioned Pöyry Energy Consulting to examine the security of the UK’s gas supply between 2010 and 2025, and advise as to whether government needed to introduce any additional measures,…
CCS Demonstration Market Sounding Form On 8 July 2010 DECC announced the start of a market sounding process for the UK’s CCS Demonstration Programme. This is not a formal consultation, but is intended to help…
CCS Market Sounding: Information for Industry On 8 July 2010 DECC announced the start of a market sounding process for the UK’s CCS Demonstration Programme. This is intended to help the Department to explore workable options…
How the Office of Carbon Capture & Storage will drive delivery in the UK A copy of the presentation by Adam Dawson, Chief Executive of the Office of Carbon Capture & Storage, to the CCS Senior Stakeholder Conference, 8 July 2010
National Renewable Energy Action Plan for the UK The UK needs to radically increase its use of renewable energy. The UK has been blessed with a wealth of energy resources. Until now we have relied on the use…
SET Plan – Towards a Low Carbon Future
CCS Process powerpoint presentation
Gas security of supply: a policy statement from the Department of Energy and Climate Change Sets out the UK’s ability to withstand severe shocks to security of supply in the medium-term. See also the Government’s response to the Wicks review of international energy security (URN…
DECC climate change and action plan Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and avoiding dangerous climate change is one of our most important priorities. We remain determined to reach agreement on international action and to continue to underpin…
Future value of Carbon Abatement Technologies in coal and gas power generation to UK industry Report by AEA for DECC. Provides projections of the possible value to UK business of coal-related carbon abatement technologies (CATs) to 2030 under different scenarios.
Meeting the low carbon skills challenge: a consultation on equipping people with the skills to take advantage of opportunities in the low carbon and resource efficient economy. Responses by 23 June 2010. Consultation the Government’s views on the key skills-related priorities and challenges to successfully enable British workers and businesses to take advantage of the opportunities in…
Annual statement of emissions for 2008 This is the first annual statement of emissions required under section 16 of the Climate Change Act 2008. It sets out the steps taken to calculate the net UK carbon…
A study to explore the potential for CCS business clusters in the UK. Explores the likely impact of the carbon capture and storage (CCS) demonstration programme on the development of business clusters, seeking to come to a view on both future market opportunities…
CO2 storage in the UK: industry potential Considers the future industry potential for CO2 storage in the UK. Assesses the strengths of current business interests, primarily through today’s oil and gas sector, and reviews current understanding of…
CO2 storage in the UK: industry potential Considers the future industry potential for CO2 storage in the UK. Assesses the strengths of current business interests, primarily through today’s oil and gas sector, and reviews current understanding of…
Clean coal: an industrial strategy for the development of carbon capture and storage across the UK Strategy prepared jointly by BIS and the Department for Energy and Climate Change. Describes the Government’s approach to ensuring that UK business makes the most of the opportunities offered by…
Clean coal: an industrial strategy for the development of carbon capture and storage across the UK Strategy prepared jointly by BIS and the Department for Energy and Climate Change. Describes the Government’s approach to ensuring that UK business makes the most of the opportunities offered by…
Renewable and low-carbon energy capacity methodology for the English regions The methodology fulfils a government commitment to help regions assess their capacity for renewable and low-carbon energy in their areas.
Climate Change: Taking Action The Earth’s climate is changing. Recognising the challenge this presents to all aspects of our economy and daily activities, all major government departments have published their plans for contributing to…
Climate Change: Taking Action Part 2 Preparing for a changing climate Climate change presents everyone – central government, local authorities, other public sector organisations and the private sector – with an enormous challenge and also some important opportunities.
CCS – What the EU has to do
Consultation on the proposed changes to the publication of monthly coal statistics: summary of responses and the Government’s response. Summary of responses to the consultation (URN 09D/833) and the Government response. Lists the changes to the monthly coal statistics, and provides summaries of responses and DECC comments by consultation…
The Low Carbon Communities Challenge Advice on the scheme for participants
Awards made under UK Coal Operating Aid Scheme (UKCOAS) A spreadsheet listing awards made under the UK Coal Operating Aid Scheme between 2000 and 2002.
Development of Underground Coal Gasification for Power Generation Report of a project to assess the potential technology needs for the introduction of industrial gas turbines and associated gas cleaning equipment into Chinese underground coal gasification (UCG) and other…
Third overview of the work of the UK coal forum: August 2008 to December 2009 Overview by the UK coal forum of its work during its third phase.
Fueling North America’s Energy Future, IHS CERA special report A report that addresses the impact of the ‘shale gale’ on the energy system and provides a framework for understanding the potential impact of the unconventional gas revolution.
Strategic partnership agreement between the Department of Energy & Climate Change and England’s Regional Development Agencies. Sets out strategic partnership agreements between DECC and the Regional Development Agencies to develop strong and effective collaboration at all levels for the shared commitment to promote energy and climate…
Working with Stakeholders Document outlines Working with Stakeholders
Guidance on carbon accounting and the net UK carbon account Explains key aspects of the carbon accounting system with reference to the provision with reference to the provisions of the Climate Change Act 2008 and the draft Carbon Accounting Regulations…
CCS in China
The hard facts of CCS
Coal production and foreign trade A presentation of tables on coal production and foreign trade.
Development of underground coal gasification for power generation. Summary of project to assess the potential technology needs for the introduction of industrial gas turbines and associated gas cleaning equipment into Chinese underground coal gasification (UCG) and other coal-derived…
A framework for the development of clean coal: consultation response. Response to the consultation on a framework for the development of clean coal (URN 09D/606). Includes a policy response and a summary of responses to the consultation.
Carbon capture and storage demonstration: analysis of policies on coal/CCS and financial incentive schemes. Technical annex. Technical annex to report URN 09D/817 that analyses policies to develop clean coal in the UK. Provides further information about the assumptions and approach taken in the modelling and development…
Carbon capture readiness (CCR): a guidance note for Section 36 Electricity Act 1989 consent applications Explains the implementation through Section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 of the Government’s policy on CCR. It is intended to give practical advice, supplementing existing guidance on the full…

2009

TitleAbstractPublication date
Carbon capture readiness: Government’s response to the consultation responses. Government’s response to the consultation ‘Guidance on carbon capture readiness and applications under Section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989’ URN 09D/531. Also summarises public responses to the consultation. See…
Draft supplementary guidance for section 36 Electricity Act 1989 consent applicants for coal power stations: a consultation. Closed DECC consultation on new planning application guidance for new coal power stations. Sought views on the clarity and coverage of draft guidance on complying with the Government’s new policy…
Strategic environmental assessment for a framework for the development of clean coal: post adoption statement Describes how environmental considerations, including the conclusions from the strategic environmental assessment, were taken into account in the adopted framework for the development of clean coal. Relates to consultation response…
Carbon capture and storage demonstration: analysis of policies on coal/CCS and financial incentive schemes. Report for DECC of a study run in parallel the consultation (09D/606) that aimed to undertake a detailed analysis of the different policy and regulatory choices to drive future investment…
Consultation on a framework for the development of clean coal: response – Advanced Power Generation Technology Forum (APGTF) The APGTF is an industry-led stakeholder group that provides the focus for the UK Power Generation Sector on power generation technologies for fossil fuels, biomass and associated technologies. It represents…
Consultation on a framework for the development of clean coal: response – Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) welcomes the opportunity to comment on this consultation document. IChemE is the hub for 30,000 chemical, biochemical and process engineering professionals worldwide. We are…
Consultation on a framework for the development of clean coal: response -Rio Tinto Alcan Rio Tinto Alcan welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Department of Energy & Climate Change consultation on ‘A Framework for the Development of Clean Coal.’ Before addressing the specific…
Organisation: Tees Joint Strategy Unit The Tees Valley Joint Strategy Unit, (JSU) provides support for the boroughs of Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland, and Stockton-on-Tees. The JSU has a remit to ensure that the…
Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum Meeting of the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) Ministers Communiqué October 13, 2009
Low carbon energy generation innovation review: report. Report of a review on how to enhance support to UK business in order to accelerate the development of low carbon energy generating technologies. These aim to help meet the…
Market research into the barriers to developing low carbon energy supply technologies. Report for DECC by PricewaterhouseCoopers on a market research project to identify the issues facing both developers and investors when developing and supporting new low carbon energy supply technologies. See…
CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme Timeline – Introductory Phase A flow chart illustrating a timeline of the introductory phase of the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme.
Consultation on the proposed offshore carbon dioxide storage licensing regime Closed DECC consultation that seeks views on the Government’s proposals for an offshore carbon dioxide licensing regime, based on powers given by the Energy Act 2008. This licensing regime is…
Licensing regime for the offshore storage of carbon dioxide: Impact Assessment (consultation stage) The UK has committed to a reduction in GHG emissions of 80% by 2050 – to achieve this we must decarbonise electricity supplies. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology has…
Response form for the consultation on the proposed offshore carbon dioxide storage licensing regime: Implementing the Energy Act 2008 Consultation on the proposed offshore carbon dioxide storage licensing regime
Understanding Carbon Capture and Storage Potential In Indonesia FINAL DRAFT Prepared by: Indonesia CCS Study Working Group Understanding Carbon and Capture.The purpose of this study is to develop an understanding of the requirements associated with deploying Carbon Capture…
UK’s National Strategy for Climate and Energy: Transition to a low-carbon society The UK has set out its transition plan for becoming a low carbon country: cutting emissions, maintaining secure energy supplies, maximising economic opportunities, and protecting the most vulnerable.
Analytical annex: the UK low carbon transition plan. Provides the analysis and evidence underpinning the conclusions of the main body of the UK low carbon transition plan (URN 09D/716). Focuses on how the transition plan policies impacts on…
The UK Low Carbon Transition Plan: national strategy for climate and energy. White paper setting out the UK’s first ever comprehensive low carbon transition plan to 2020. This plan will deliver emission cuts of 18% on 2008 levels by 2020 (and over…
Energy Technology Product List – June 2009 Information regarding the Energy Technology Product List for June 2009.
Carbon capture and storage (CCS): analysis of incentives and rules in a European repeated game situation. Report on a study for DECC that identifies key risks in designing the project selection process for two mechanisms that have been created to support CCS technologies at the European…
Consultation on the Draft Order to Implement the Carbon Reduction Commitment Consultation on the Draft Order to Implement the Carbon Reduction Commitment
Electricity and Gas (Carbon Emissions Reduction) (Amendment) Order 2009: Impact Assessment (final) The Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) is designed to address market barriers to the cost effective uptake of energy efficiency and carbon reduction measures in the household sector, to ensure…
A framework for the development of clean coal: consultation document Closed DECC consultation on a new framework for coal fired power stations and a financial mechanism to support carbon capture and storage (CCS) demonstration projects. See also impact assessment URN…
Coal and CCS requirements in ‘A framework for the development of clean coal’ consultation: Impact Assessment (final) Impact Assessment considering the overall impact of the potential measures aimed at demonstrating carbon capture and storage (CCS) while also making explicit the Government’s expectations on emissions from new coal…
Coal and CCS requirements in ‘A framework for the development of clean coal’ consultation: Impact Assessment (final) Impact Assessment considering the overall impact of the potential measures aimed at demonstrating carbon capture and storage (CCS) while also making explicit the Government’s expectations on emissions from new coal…
Developing a regulatory framework for CCS transportation infrastructure (Volume 1 of 2). Report by NERA for DECC. Assesses the potential design of a regulatory framework for carbon capture and storage (CCS) in the UK. Also discusses the rational for Government intervention to…
Developing a regulatory framework for CCS transportation infrastructure (Volume 2 of 2): case studies. Report by NERA for DECC. Case studies of regulatory and commercial arrangements across a range of network industries to be used to draw lessons for the development of a carbon…
Strategic environmental assessment for a framework for the development of clean coal. Environmental report: Annex A Annex to the main report from Entec assessing the environmental impacts relating the development of clean coal in the UK (URN 09D/607). Contains sections for twelve related topic areas….
Strategic environmental assessment for a framework for the development of clean coal. Environmental report: annex B-D. Annexes to the main report from Entec assessing the environmental impacts relating the development of clean coal in the UK (URN 09D/607). Includes list of abbreviations, quality assurance checklist, and…
Strategic environmental assessment for a framework for the development of clean coal. Environmental report: annex E. Annex to the main report from Entec assessing the environmental impacts relating the development of clean coal in the UK (URN 09D/607). Presents a summary of the feedback from the…
Strategic environmental assessment for a framework for the development of clean coal. Environmental report: main report. Report by Entec for DECC. Provides a qualitative assessment of the environmental impacts of implementing a framework of policies that aim to bring about the development of clean coal in…
Strategic environmental assessment for a framework for the development of clean coal. Environmental report: non technical summary. Annex to the main report from Entec assessing the environmental impacts relating the development of clean coal in the UK (URN 09D/607). Non-technical summary of the findings of the report….
Technical analysis of carbon capture & storage (CCS) transportation infrastructure. Report by Parsons Brinkerhoff for DECC. Using a defined range of captured carbon dioxide volumes, it identifies the costs and risks borne by investors in carbon dioxide transportation infrastructure for…
Enhanced capital Allowance (ECA) Scheme For Energy Efficient Technologies Energy Technology Criteria List – June 2009 information regarding Enhanced capital Allowance (ECA) Scheme For Energy Efficient Technologies Energy Technology Criteria List – June 2009
One North Sea: joint ministerial statement on climate change and energy security. Joint ministerial statement from the Norway and UK Governments on the cooperation between the two countries on the development of oil and gas on the UK and Norwegian North Sea…
Carbon capture readiness requirements described in the Government response to the ‘Towards carbon capture and storage’ consultation: Impact Assessment (final) Final IA that builds on the partial IA published as part of the ‘Towards carbon capture and storage’ consultation (URN 08/992). This final IA also takes account of the relevant…
Engaging SME’s to improve their Energy Efficiency A Market Appraisal (electricity and gas) The SME customer base is very diverse in terms of size, business enterprise, the buildings they occupy, their management style, their energy requirements and energy consumption and this makes it…
Guidance on carbon capture readiness and applications under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989: a consultation. Closed DECC consultation on the clarity and coverage of draft guidance on complying with the Government’s new policy on carbon capture readiness (CCR). It is designed for operators seeking consent…
Investing in a Low Carbon Britain Sets out a programme of targeted investment to provide real help now for businesses and households, creating and sustaining the jobs that will contribute to the UK’s prosperity in a…
Towards carbon capture and storage: Government response to consultation. Response to the consultation URN 08/992, which is published with draft guidance for applicants seeking section 36 consent for new combustion power stations at or over 300 MWe (09D/531). Explains…
EU climate change and energy package, the revised EU ETS Directive, and meeting the UK non-traded target through UK carbon budgets: Impact Assessment (final) Assesses the costs and benefits of the EU climate and energy package. See also the guidance on carbon accounting and the UK net carbon account (URN 09D/541).
EU climate change and energy package, the revised EU ETS Directive, and meeting the UK non-traded target through UK carbon budgets: Impact Assessment (final) Assesses the costs and benefits of the EU climate and energy package. See also the guidance on carbon accounting and the UK net carbon account (URN 09D/541).
Summary of responses to the consultation on carbon units, the net UK carbon account and carbon accounting held between 28 October 2008 and 19 January 2009 Summary of responses to the consultation on carbon accounting (URN 09D/542).
Building a low carbon economy: a framework for the development of clean coal Avoiding dangerous climate change is an increasingly urgent challenge. We need co-ordinated global action to ensure that a global economic recovery is built on sustainable low-carbon foundations. It is essential…
Building a low carbon economy: a framework for the development of clean coal Avoiding dangerous climate change is an increasingly urgent challenge. We need co-ordinated global action to ensure that a global economic recovery is built on sustainable low-carbon foundations. It is essential…
Minutes of the 11th meeting of the UK Coal Forum: 31 March 2009 Note of the 11th meeting of the UK Coal Forum: 31 March 2009 at BERR Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, London.
Response, on behalf of the Government, by Mike O’Brien, Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change, to the UK coal forum’s second overview published on 25 September 2008. Provides the Government’s response to each of the recommendations made in the UK coal forum’s second overview report.
Consultation on the Draft Order to implement the Carbon Reduction Commitment – Letter Letter to Consultees to invite your views on the third consultation on the detail of the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC). 12th March 2009
Low carbon industrial strategy: a vision. Sets out the scope and ambition of the Government’s plans for the transition to a low carbon economy and the opportunities for businesses and communities. Includes case studies of how…
The Carbon Reduction Commitment User Guide This document provides a step by step guide to the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) – the UK’s new carbon emissions trading scheme that will start operating in April 2010. It…
Consultation on the proposed offshore gas storage and gas unloading licensing scheme Closed consultation that sought views on the Government’s proposal to implement the offshore licensing scheme for gas storage and unloading under the new regulatory framework introduced in the Energy Act…
Consultation on the proposed offshore gas storage and gas unloading licensing scheme: gas storage development plan guidance Provides suggestions for the contents of the gas storage development plan. Relates to consultation on the proposed offshore gas storage and gas unloading licensing scheme (URN 09/585).
Consultation on the proposed offshore gas storage and gas unloading licensing scheme: operatorship guidance Guidance to licence groups on the nomination of operators for gas storage licences. Relates to consultation on the proposed offshore gas storage and gas unloading licensing scheme (URN 09/585).
Accelerating the deployment of carbon abatement technologies The UK Advisory Committee on Carbon Abatement Technologies (ACCAT) is the governmental advisory body on Carbon Abatement Technologies (CAT) and so encompasses the issue of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)….
Accelerating the deployment of carbon abatement technologies The UK Advisory Committee on Carbon Abatement Technologies (ACCAT) is the governmental advisory body on Carbon Abatement Technologies (CAT) and so encompasses the issue of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)….
Advisory Committee on Carbon Abatement Technologies (ACCAT) Note of the meeting held on 22 January 2009 at 10.30am at the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, London,
Technology Roadmap – Carbon Capture & Storage

2008

TitleAbstractPublication date
Biomethane into the gas network: a guide for producers Outlines the main legal, technical and regulatory requirements specific to the gas market in Great Britain. Intended to help producers of biogas, who may not have considered injecting it into…
Energy markets outlook: December 2008 [HC 91]. Chapter : Carbon – Full Report 08/P28
Energy markets outlook: December 2008 [HC 91]. Chapter : Gas Introduction – Full Report 08/P28
Energy markets outlook: December 2008 [HC 91]. Chapter : Coal, full report 08/P28
Energy markets outlook: Gas The chapter about gas in the publication, Energy markets outlook.
Building a low-carbon economy – the UK’s contribution to tackling climate change Climate change resulting from CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions poses a huge threat to human welfare. To contain that threat, the world needs to cut emissions by about 50%…
Fact sheet: Low Carbon Energy Demonstration (LCED) The Low Carbon Energy Demonstration (LCED) is a £10 million fund designed to address one of the critical barriers facing renewables technology: growth in demand exceeding the capacity of the…
Consultation on carbon units, the net UK carbon account and carbon accounting Letter on 28/10/2008 regarding the consultation on carbon units, the net UK carbon account and carbon accounting
Consultation on carbon units, the net UK carbon account and carbon accounting Closed consultation that sought views on the proposals for carbon accounting in the UK under the Climate Change Bill that requires provisions for a carbon accounting scheme by the introduction…
Consultation on carbon units, the net UK carbon account and carbon accounting: list of consultees A list of consultees pertaining to the consultation on carbon units, the net UK carbon account and carbon accounting.
Advisory Committee on Carbon Abatement Technologies (ACCAT) Minutes of the meeting held on 2 October 2008 at 10.30am at the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, London
Second Overview of the work of the UK Coal Forum: July 2007 to July 2008 Overview of the second phase to the coal Forum, July 2007 to July 2008.
UK environmental transformation fund: strategy. The UK environmental transformation fund aims to accelerate the commercialisation of low carbon energy and energy efficiency technologies in the UK, with a specific focus on the demonstration and deployment…
Coal capacity, demand, production and imports Spreadsheets containing details of coal capacity, demand, production and imports.
Advisory Committee on Carbon Abatement Technologies (ACCAT) Minutes of the meeting held on 17 July 2008 at 10.30am at the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0ET
Ninth Meeting of the UK Coal Forum Meeting Notes on 7 July 2008 BERR Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, London
Social and environmental guidance to the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority: a consultation document Closed consultation seeks views on proposed revised statutory guidance to the Electricity Markets Authority on its contribution towards the attainment of the Government’s social and environmental policies. The revised guidance…
Towards carbon capture and storage: a consultation document. Closed consultation concerns the regulatory and associated arrangements that will ensure the storage of carbon dioxide necessary for carbon capture and storage (CCS) is undertaken safely. Also considers how best…
East Midlands Climate Change and Sustainable Energy An organogram illustrating personnel relationships at East Midlands Climate Change and Sustainable Energy.
London Organogram An organogram illustrating the relationships between energy organisations in London
North East Regional Energy Group An organogram illustrating the structure of the North East Regional Energy Group.
Sustainable Energy Partnership: organogram for the South East An organogram illustrating relationships and links between the SESEP and other organisations in the area.
CO2 Capture-Ready UMPPs, India The Government of India is developing nine Ultra Mega Power Projects (UMPPs), each of 4,000 MW capacity, through private competitive bidding. This report presents the results of an innovative study…
English Regions Energy Policy Group- Terms of Reference The aim of the English Regions Energy Policy Group is to provide a high-level local and regional perspective and advice to HM Government on the implications of UK energy policy…

2007

TitleAbstractPublication date
UK CCS Demonstration Project Presentation – Industry Day – 30th November 2007 – Bronwen Northmore.
Competition for a Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage Demonstration Project PROJECT INFORMATION MEMORANDUM 19 November 2007
Development of a CO2 transport and storage network in the North Sea: report to the North Sea Basin Task Force. Examines the role that a pipeline infrastructure for carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) could play in reducing CO2 emissions from both countries for the UK and Norwegian Governments….
A regional assessment of the potential for CO2 storage in the Indian subcontinent Sustainable and Renewable Energy Programme Commissioned Report BRITISH GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
Analysis of indicators of gas security of supply Describes work that explores devising indicators of security of supply, as measured by expected energy unserved (EEU). These indicators are strongly related to EEU, but have the advantage of being…
Expected energy unserved forecast to 2016/17 Provides estimates of expected energy unserved in the UK gas market during the Energy markets outlook (EMO) reporting period (2006/7 through to 2016/17).
Gas market analysis executive summary Summary of the findings of BERR modelling work to explore the usefulness of expected energy unserved as a measure of the security of UK gas supply. Areas of analysis include…
Gas supply shock analysis Describes work to quantify the robustness of security of UK gas supply to shocks such as a loss of a significant element of supply infrastructure. Explores how estimates of expected…
Introduction to gas market liquidity Defines the concept of liquidity in the wholesale gas sector. Reports on the degree of liquidity in the spot and forward markets in the UK and on the continent. Considers…
Introduction to price and price signals in the gas market Examines factors determining wholesale and retail prices in the gas market and the UK’s experience over the last 10 years. Considers supply and demand in the UK, the signals that…
The BERR gas market model Description of the model built to estimate expected energy unserved for the UK gas market, a discussion of the steps taken to validate the results, and some initial estimates of…
The relationship between security of supply and its drivers An exploration of the relative importance of three drivers of the security of UK gas supply: supply margin, diversity; and reliability.
UK continental shelf oil and gas production and reserves: background to BERR’s production projections Puts BERR’s latest UK continental shelf (UKCS) oil and gas production projections into context by describing the relative maturity of the UKCS. Includes charts showing the evolution year by year…
Where will the gas come from? Possible future sources of gas and likely developments in diversity of gas supply The main Energy Markets Outlook report (07/P28) presents charts of gas demand, supply and import capacity based on National Grid projections through to 2016/17. This note illustrates a range of…
Energy measures report. Addressing climate change and fuel poverty: energy measures information for local government. Information on measures local authorities in England and Wales can take to improve energy efficiency, increase the levels of microgeneration, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce fuel poverty.
Energy measures report: summary for English county councils. Summary for English county councils of information on measures local authorities in England and Wales can take to improve energy efficiency, increase the levels of microgeneration, reduce greenhouse gas emissions…
Energy measures report: summary for English district councils Summary for English district councils of information on measures local authorities in England and Wales can take to improve energy efficiency, increase the levels of microgeneration, reduce greenhouse gas emissions…
Energy measures report: summary for English town and parish councils. Summary for English town and parish councils of information on measures local authorities in England and Wales can take to improve energy efficiency, increase the levels of microgeneration, reduce greenhouse…
Energy measures report: summary for English unitary authorities and London borough councils. Summary for English unitary authorities and London borough councils of information on measures local authorities in England and Wales can take to improve energy efficiency, increase the levels of microgeneration,…
Energy measures report: summary for Welsh county and county borough councils. Summary for Welsh unitary authorities of information on measures local authorities in England and Wales can take to improve energy efficiency, increase the levels of microgeneration, reduce greenhouse gas emissions…
Energy measures report: summary for Welsh town and community councils. Summary for Welsh town and community councils of information on measures local authorities in England and Wales can take to improve energy efficiency, increase the levels of microgeneration, reduce greenhouse…
Review of DEFRA paper: “The Social Cost of Carbon and the Shadow Price of Carbon: what they are, and how to use them in Economic Appraisal in the UK” This paper sets out my comments on DEFRA’s new guidance on how to price greenhouse gas emissions – ‘carbon’ for short – into economic appraisal in the UK. The DEFRA…
North West Energy Organogram An organogram illustrating the links between energy organisations in the North West.
Overview of the work of the UK coal forum: November 2006 – June 2007. Overview of the initial period, November 2006 to June 2007, of the UK coal forum.
Gas storage in your area: your questions answered Key facts leaflet for the general public answering questions about gas storage infrastructure.
LNG imports in your area: your questions answered Key facts leaflet for the general public answering questions about gas import (LNG) infrastructure.
Meeting the energy challenge: a white paper on energy [Cm 7124]- Chapter 6 Chapter 6 -Research and Development,Demonstration and Deployment, and Skills For full report see URN 07/1006
Offshore natural gas storage and liquefied natural gas import facilities: Government response to public consultation Response to consultation which closed on 16 February, URN 06/2124, on revising the consent regime for offshore gas storage and offshore liquefied natural gas unloading.
Technical Documentation: Oxygen-based Combustion Systems (Oxyfuels) with Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)
British High Commission UMPP Risk Analysis The key objectives of the are to identify and investigate the range of real and perceived risks associated with the deployment of advanced coal technologies in the Indian power market;…
British High Commission UMPP Risk Analysis Final The key objectives of the present study are as follows:
• To identify and investigate the range of real and perceived risks associated with the deployment of advanced coal technologies…

2006

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Fuel Switching: applying to the Environment Agency for additional flexibility in England and Wales Summarises arrangements for applying for permits to allow fuel switching for industrial gas users and power generators.
India’s Ultra Mega Power Projects-Exploring the Use of Carbon Financing Final Report The Government of India is developing at least five coal-fired Ultra Mega Power Projects (UMPPs) of 4,000 MW capacity through private competitive bidding. The fuel-to-electricity conversion efficiency standard has been…
EU emissions trading scheme phase II review of new entrants’ benchmarks: offshore flaring Final report by Genesis Oil & Gas Consultants reviewing the flaring benchmarks for use by new entrants (and some incumbent installations) in the offshore oil and gas sector in phase…
EU emissions trading scheme phase II review of new entrants’ benchmarks: offshore combustion Final report by Genesis Oil & Gas Consultants reviewing the benchmarks for use by new entrants (and some incumbent installations) in the offshore oil and gas sector in phase II…
Onshore gas supply infrastructure: developers’ views Gas supply infrastructure is required to supply GB with gas. The letter is a scoping exercise prior to a formal consultation
Energy statement of need for additional gas supply infrastructure Written statement to Parliament by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry regarding the national need for additional gas supply infrastructure.
A cost-recovery mechanism for protected energy companies in energy administration – supplementary consultation Closed consultation. This is a supplementary consultation to the previous consultation on a proposed cost-recovery mechanism for protected energy companies in energy administration. It considers proposed license modifications to electricity…

2005

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The Role of Fossil Fuel Carbon Abatement technology(CATs) in a low carbon energy System A report on analysis undertaken to advide the DTI’s CAT Strategy
Conditions for a truly competitive gas market in the EU: volume 2 appendices 1 to 11 Appendices to the main report (URN 05/2148). Research project to identify the necessary conditions for competitive EU gas markets, the potential barriers to their development and, where appropriate, ways in…
Conditions for truly competitive gas markets in the EU: volume 1 main report Research project to identify the necessary conditions for competitive EU gas markets, the potential barriers to their development and ways in which the UK government could influence the political, regulatory…
A cost recovery mechanism for protected energy companies in energy administration: consultation on proposed licence modifications Closed consultation. This consultation concerns the establishment of a cost recovery mechanism for energy administration. It describes how we propose that the cost recovery mechanism should work, and attaches draft…
Creating a low-carbon economy: progress on regional implementation of the Energy White Paper – July 2005 This annual report is being published as part of the work of the Sustainable Energy Policy Network (SEPN). SEPN is a network of Government departments, Devolved Administrations, regulators and other…
A strategy for developing carbon abatement technologies for fossil fuel use: carbon abatement technologies programme This Strategy provides a much-needed focus on the development of CATs for use with fossil fuels, which have the potential to help people in many countries to enjoy the benefits…

2003

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CO2 capture technologies and opportunities in Canada
Implementing arrangement between US Department of Energy and UK Department of Trade and Industry to cooperate in development of fossil energy technology In accordance with Section 4 of the MOU, the participants establish a framework for collaboration in energy research and development in the field of advanced fossil energy technologies.
Our energy future: creating a low carbon economy [Cm 5761]. Command Paper 5761. The Energy Policy White Paper, following up on the Performance and Innovation Unit’s 2002 Energy Review and setting out how our new energy policy will ensure that…

2001

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Memorandum of Understanding: Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China and DTI Outlines cooperation in the fields of cleaner coal technologies and renewable energy technologies between the two nations.
What future for Carbon Capture and Sequestration?

2000

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MoU between US Department of Energy and UK Department of Trade and Industry on collaboration in energy research and development The objective of the collaboration under this Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will be to continue, expand, and maximize cooperation in energy research and development between the participants.