What is CCS?
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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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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.

The Association is a model for sectoral cooperation in business development and its existence is welcomed by government.


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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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8 July 2014

EU Commission Announces Award Decision for White Rose CCS Project

The EU Commission has today announced the award decision of up to 300 million Euros to Capture Power’s White Rose CCS project under the NER300 funding competition second call for proposals.

The CCSA welcomed the announcement and Luke Warren, CCSA Chief Executive, commented that "Today’s announcement of the award decision to the White Rose CCS project is great news indeed, and represents a real step forward for CCS in Europe."

View the EU Commission announcement.

View the CCSA press release.


Newsletter Issue 267, 24 July 2014


UK news


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  • UK sets £205m CfD budget
  • Kudos to Cameron for his carbon-cutting clarity
  • UK coal plants slammed on pollution
  • Funding boost nudges UK carbon capture and storage industry forwards
  • UK energy policy 'hostile to coal'
  • New step towards low carbon Tees Valley

International News

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  • China and US boost search for CCS solution
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  • DOE to award $9M
  • Carbon Capture and Sequestration Market to Grow
  • Prentice lets carbon capture go
  • Strategies for financing large-scale CCS
  • China’s NDRC launches CO2 policy committee
  • Obama misses the mark on coal’s future


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