Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum (WEET) online policy conference: Next steps for CCUS development in the UK
April 17 @ 08:30 - 13:00
The Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum (WEET) is holding an online conference on Monday, 17th April 2023 9am – 1pm (BST) on ‘Next steps for CCUS development in the UK’.
This conference will look at next steps for the development of carbon capture, usage and storage in the UK.
With the Government’s commitment to deliver four CCUS clusters by 2030, and the 2022 British Energy Security Strategy reinforcing the role of CCUS in meeting decarbonisation targets, key stakeholders and policymakers will examine progress towards deployment so far, as well as next steps for further scale-up, and commercialisation and implementation of the technologies moving forward.
The agenda includes a keynote session with Chris Thackeray, Deputy Director, Power CCUS, BEIS.
Overall, sessions in the agenda look at:
- developing the CCUS clusters: building the supply chain – maximising economic opportunities – growing the skills base – preparing to decarbonise key sectors when operations commence
- infrastructure: overcoming practical barriers around transmission and storage – grid and pipeline connections – storage capacity and availability – improving options for transportation
- implementation and technology deployment: assessing the Dispatchable Power Agreement alongside policy support – power CCUS and BECCs business models
- CCUS clusters within the wider energy market: integration in the context of current system challenges – minimising costs to consumers – engaging investors – delivering on decarbonisation goals
- policy: priorities for enabling the rollout of CCUS and progress towards net-zero ambitions
The conference will be an opportunity for stakeholders to consider the issues alongside key policy officials who are due to attend from the BEIS; Cabinet Office; Department for the Economy, NI; DIT; DfT; Department of Finance, NI; FCDO; GLD; HM Treasury; IPA; NIRO; The Scottish Government; and the Welsh Government.