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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7 August 2014

 

DECC Publishes Next Steps in CSS: Policy Scoping Document

The “Next Steps in CCS: Policy Scoping Document” sets out the Government’s intention to continue engagement with the CCS industry. The document invites views and evidence by 23 October 2014.

 


Newsletter Issue 270, 14 August 2014

UK news

  • Ten reasons 2 degrees will be tough to achieve
  • Peterhead power station opens doors for CCS tours
  • Decisive action on energy supply
  • Locals positive about carbon capture project
  • Shares in Drax fall 8% following subsidy appeal
  • U.K. aims to lead world in carbon capture development
  • UK seeks input on CCS roadmap


International News

  • Projects Selected for Safe and Permanent Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide
  • Americas Carbon Capture and Sequestration Market is Expected to Reach $2.6 Billion in 2019
  • Strategic Priority Call for Expressions of Interest 
  • Clean-coal technology can be a climate saver 
  • Algae Companies Ask EPA to Endorse Carbon Capture Efforts
  • US climate change debate heats up 
  • Europe Ceramic Tiles Industry Trends
  • Experts talk about carbon capture

 

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