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What is CCS?
Tackling climate change
Economic importance
Why CCS?
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CCS uses established technologies to capture, transport and store carbon dioxide emissions from large point sources, such as power stations. It also has an important role to play to ensure manufacturing industries, such as steel and cement, can continue to operate, without the associated emissions.

CCS is a key tool in tackling climate change, providing energy security, creating jobs and economic prosperity.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) states that CCS could reduce global carbon dioxide emissions by 19%, and that fighting climate change could cost 70% more without CCS.

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About the CCSA
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From its base in London the Carbon Capture & Storage Association brings together specialist companies in manufacturing & processing, power generation, engineering & contracting, oil, gas & minerals as well as a wide range of support services to the energy sector such as law, finance, consultancy and project management.

As of July 2019, the CCSA also has a Brussels office, enabling us to be at the forefront of debates on CCS policy and regulation. 

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What is CCS?

CCS, or Carbon Capture and Storage, is a low carbon technology which captures carbon dioxide (CO2) from the burning of coal and gas for power generation, and from the manufacturing of steel, cement and other industrial facilities. The carbon dioxide is then transported by either pipeline or ship, for safe and permanent underground storage, preventing it from entering the atmosphere and contributing to anthropogenic climate change.

How will CCS help us tackle climate change?

There is an urgent need to tackle climate change and we need “all the tools in the box” to do so; we cannot tackle climate change effectively without CCS. Measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, including more electric cars, will mean we need more electricity; and CCS is an unavoidable option if we are to ensure that we can meet this electricity demand with an acceptable carbon footprint.

To meet our UK climate change targets, we will need to decarbonise the power sector by the 2030s, and the heavy industry sector beyond that. We cannot do this without CCS.

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October 2020

CCSA Announces Its Flagship Conference "CCUS 2020: Delivering clean and sustainable growth"

The CCSA is delighted to announce that CCUS 2020: Delivering clean and sustainable growth will take place on Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd December 2020 as a free online event.

Registration details and more information can be found here.

August 2020

UK Government Publishes Response to CCUS Business Models Consultation

On the 17th August, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published its long-awaited responses to its CCUS Business Models and Re-use of oil and gas assets consultations.

The CCSA issued a press release in response.

March 2020

Budget 2020 Announces £800m Fund for CCS

On Wednesday 11 March, the Chancellor delivered his budget. Within this budget, the Chancellor announced an £800m "Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Infrastructure Fund to establish CCS in at least two UK sites, one by the mid-2020s, a second by 2030."

The CCSA issued a press release in response.



For a round-up of CCS news this week, see the latest CCSA Weekly Newsletter.