Institute updates

UN sustainable development solutions network hosts low-carbon technology roundtable on CCS/CCUS

October has been an exciting month for CCS discussions in the Baltic region.

On 24 October the European Council agreed to a new 2030 climate and energy police framework. This includes a decision to continue and extend the NER300 facility which has raised over €2 billion to support CCS and innovative renewable energy technologies since it was launched in 2010.

The next international climate change meeting (the 20th Session of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – UNFCCC) will be held in Lima, Peru on 1-12 December.

The global steel industry peak membership organisation, the World Steel Association recently held its 48th annual conference in Moscow.

On 1 October, the Institute supported a European Parliament (EP) event emphasising the importance of sustainable emission reduction policies that encourage CCS. The event was opened by Member of the EP Catherine Bearder (Environment Committee).

Institute supported Clean Coal Day in Japan 2014 International Symposium

A number of important project developments are have taken place in North America in recent weeks.

Legal liability issues remain very important for the commercial development of carbon capture and storage (CCS).