Institute updates

The topic of discussion at the Atlantic Council roundtable discussion on A Shared Vision for Energy Security: Establishing a Common Transatlantic Agenda on 2 July was CCS as a key to Europe’s 2030 energy and climate package.

On 5 November, the Institute will launch its annual Global Status of CCS report from its annual Member conference, this year to be held in Abu Dhabi.
The conference will bring together government and industry leaders in climate and energy from around the world to discuss and debate how to accelerate this critical technology to combat climate change.  

The Institute has made significant enhancements to descriptions of large-scale integrated projects (LSIPs) listed on its website. The enhancements provide more depth around the host facility and intended capture, storage and CO2 usage plans.

In the last week of their summer term, the staff and students of Boddam Primary School in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, spent the day learning about low-carbon energy and carbon capture and storage (CCS), as part of a CO2degrees Education Workshop.

On 19 June 2014, the Institute held it’s Japan Members’ Meeting at Iino Hall & Conference Center, Tokyo. The meeting attracted over 80 participants from Member organisations including government, research institutions, academia, industry, and consultancy.


The Institute hosted the Australia Members’ Meeting on 3 June 2014, at the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne. There was great representation from our Member organisations based in Australia and abroad with 60 participants across government, industry, academia and NGOs including attendees from Malaysia and Japan.

The Global CCS Institute’s EMEA Regional Members’ Meeting held in Amsterdam on 17th-18th June 2014 and co-hosted by CATO-2 programme brought together the experiences from a wide range of sectors including governments, project proponents, the power and energy intensive industries, NGOs, and research community. The meeting, moderated by Claude Mandil, the Chairman of the International Advisory Panel to the Global CCS Institute with closing remarks from the Institute’s Chairman Paul Dougas, provided great insights into both the challenges and the good news stories around CCS in Europe.

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued draft regulations that will require the US power sector to cut carbon dioxide emissions 30% from 2005 levels by 2030.

Fifteen senior executives from coal and oil companies, CCS project developers, interstate energy compacts, environmental NGOs and the US government met in Queenstown, Maryland June 24-26 for the second Institute-sponsored Wye Thought Leadership Forum.