Insights and Commentaries
CCS and Reaching Climate Targets in Europe: Reflections from Industry Experts and EU Officials
5th March 2021
EU Industry Week 2021 – an initiative hosted by the European Commission – was not short of compelling insights as event organisers launched dialogues on industrial challenges and opportunities. On 25 February, both the Global...
With the U.S back in the Paris Agreement, 2050 Climate Targets are Within Reach
20th February 2021
On his first day in office, newly elected U.S. President Joe Biden made his commitment to addressing climate change strikingly clear by signing an executive order that would have the United States re-enter the Paris...
Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) – A role for CCS
18th November 2020
Global installed capacity of carbon capture and storage (CCS) must increase more than a hundredfold on today’s levels for the technology to play its vital role in reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and reaching net-zero...
Global CO2 Storage Resource Database a critical step forward for the deployment of CCS
4th August 2020
At the global level, both the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) consistently show CCS being deployed at a significant scale to reduce emissions to net-zero by 2050 and...
Topic(s): CO2 storage
Carbon capture and storage: Challenges, enablers and opportunities for deployment
30th July 2020
Carbon capture and storage, or CCS, is a proven and safe technology vital to achieving climate targets, as highlighted by the IPCC and other credible organisations, studies, and governments. Over the past three years, the...
Topic(s): CCS, Incentive mechanisms, Policy
Where does CCS feature in the European Green Deal?
12th June 2020
This blog serves as an update to the Perspective “The European Green Deal: New opportunities to scale up carbon capture and storage” from February 2020. The European Commission has come out with several major initiatives...
New trends bolster chance of successful deployment of carbon capture and storage
25th February 2020
The United States leads the global deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies. A progressive policy framework and sustained government support have launched the roll-out of the next generation of CCS facilities. With impacts of climate...
Capturing and storing CO2 will be key to the clean energy transition. Here’s why
10th February 2020
At this year’s World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, we were reminded that the future must be defined by sustainable and clean economic growth, and by the opportunities this will present to create prosperity. To achieve the targets...
CCS in Norway: Propelling global innovation for decarbonization
9th February 2020
Exploration wells are usually drilled to prospect oil and gas reserves. Yet, for the first time ever, at the end of 2019, testing began in the North Sea not to dig for natural resources but...
Driving Decarbonization with Carbon Capture and Storage
16th January 2020
A clean energy transition is well underway in Europe. The move toward cleaner energy sources, the phase out of coal-fired power plants, and the growth of renewable energy sources are some of the changes driving...
US leads new wave of carbon capture and storage deployment
5th January 2020
CCS has long been recognized as necessary to address climate change, yet its scale-up has been lagging. A new report by the Global CCS Institute on the global status of CCS in 2019 shows that the tide...
COP25 outcomes – slow progress and no rules on carbon markets
18th December 2019
COP25 took place in a continuously changing geopolitical context and under strong scrutiny from the Fridays for Future movement, which brought thousands of people marching on the streets of Madrid. Spain had taken on hosting...