On the 21st April 2021, the CCSA held a webinar on “The Role of CCUS in Decarbonising the UK Economy”.
The webinar provided an opportunity to hear from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on the policies they are putting in place to reach climate goals as well as hearing from a number of organisations on how core industries and businesses are planning to use CCUS in their journey to net zero.
The webinar featured the following speakers:
- Sonia Krylova, Head of industrial decarbonisation strategy at BEIS. BEIS recently published the Industrial decarbonisation strategy setting out how industry can decarbonise in line with net zero while remaining competitive and without pushing emissions abroad. Building on the 10 point plan for a green industrial revolution, the strategy sets out the actions that will be needed to deliver key low-carbon technologies such as CCUS, and provides industry with the long-term certainty it needs to invest in decarbonisation.
- Ana Musat, Head of Policy at the Aldersgate Group. The Aldersgate Group is a respected multi-stakeholder alliance that works to promote the business case for decarbonising the UK economy. Their recently published report “Building a Net Zero Emissions Economy – Next Steps for Government and Business” emphasises the vital role that CCUS can play in decarbonising the UK economy, and sets out a number of recommendations for Government and industry.
- Tim Rotheray, Director of Innovation and Regulation at Viridor and Chair of the Environmental Services Association’s Climate Change Strategy Group. The Environmental Services Association is the trade association representing the Energy from Waste sector. This sector is currently taking significant steps towards a net zero transition, and CCUS is being considered as a key solution.
The webinar recording can be viewed here.
The presentations can be downloaded below.