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Closing the gap on climate: why CCS is a vital part of the solution
Closing the gap on climate: why CCS is a vital part of the solution

17th December 2015

Organisation(s): ENGO Network on CCS

Topic(s): Carbon capture, Domestic policy, Law and regulation, Policy, Use and storage (CCUS)

The ENGO Network on CCS actively advocates for policies that will lead to the rapid uptake of low carbon technologies and climate change mitigation strategies.

Following the Network's 2012 paper, this work re-examines the role of CCS as a technology traditionally perceived as specific to coal-fired power generation, but whose value is now widely recognised as much broader: in the decarbonisation of power generation fuelled by natural gas, in the industrial sector, and in the increased focus on removing carbon from the atmosphere through bio-CCS.

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Roadmap for carbon capture and storage demonstration and deployment in the People's Republic of China
Roadmap for carbon capture and storage demonstration and deployment in the People's Republic of China

2nd December 2015

Organisation(s): Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Topic(s): Carbon capture, CO2 capture, CO2 storage, CO2 utilisation, Domestic policy, Law and regulation, Policy, Use and storage (CCUS)

This Roadmap provides information on how China could achieve its climate goals through policy measures that encourage the deployment of CCS out to 2050. The work draws from economic modelling by experts at The Institute of Energy, Environment and Economy at Tsinghua University, and The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis.

Additional Work Package Reports

  • Road Map for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Demonstration and Deployment: Work Package 1 Report - Review of CCS Roadmaps (March 2015)
  • Road Map for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Demonstration and Deployment: Work Package 4 Report - CCS Regulatory Framework for the People's Republic of China (March 2015)
  • Road Map for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Demonstration and Deployment: Work Package 5a Report and 5b Report - Opportunities for CCS Deployment in the People's Republic of China under Low Carbon Transformation Scenarios (Mar 2015)
  • Road Map for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Demonstration and Deployment: Component B - Oxy-Fuel Combustion Technology Assessment

Insights about this report, from Lawrence Irlam (Global CCS Institute Senior Adviser Policy & Economics), Tony Wood (the Grattan Institute’s Energy Program), and Annika Seiler (Finance Specialist (Energy) with the Asian Development Bank (ADB)) are available on the Global CCS Institute website.

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Carbon Capture and Storage Policy Indicator (CCS-PI): 2015 update
Carbon Capture and Storage Policy Indicator (CCS-PI): 2015 update

2nd September 2015

Organisation(s): Global CCS Institute

Topic(s): Carbon capture, Carbon markets, Domestic policy, Economics, Law and regulation, Policy, Use and storage (CCUS)

The Institute has developed an analytical framework to derive a composite indicator that compares levels of national policy support to drive domestic action on CCS.

This 2015 update of the CCS Policy Indicator includes some important developments that have occurred in several major countries since it was last published in 2013.

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Global CCS Institute submission to: the European Commission's consultative communication on the future of carbon capture and storage in Europe
Global CCS Institute submission to: the European Commission's consultative communication on the future of carbon capture and storage in Europe

11th July 2013

Organisation(s): Global CCS Institute

Topic(s): Carbon capture, Domestic policy, Law and regulation, Policy, Use and storage (CCUS)

Earlier this year, the European Commission initiated a debate on the options available to ensure the timely development of CCS and released a Consultative Communication on The future of Carbon Capture and Storage in Europe.

The need for the debate is driven by recognition that fossil fuels will remain an integral part of the future energy mix in the European Union. At the same time the challenges experienced in successfully establishing any large-scale CCS demonstration projects in Europe underline the issues in eliminating CO2 emissions this century in a cost-effective manner.

The Consultation identified many of the issues faced by CCS project developers and seeks advice on the best policy framework to ensure that the demonstration and further deployment of CCS takes place without further delay.

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Climate of the nation 2013: Australian attitudes on climate change
Climate of the nation 2013: Australian attitudes on climate change

10th July 2013

Organisation(s): The Climate Institute

Topic(s): Domestic policy, Law and regulation, Policy, Public engagement, Social research

Climate of the Nation 2013 benchmarks Australian attitudes to climate change, related policies and solutions. In mid-2013 the report found that two-thirds of Australians accept that climate change is real as well as a growing understanding that climate impacts are already occurring, no longer just threats for the future. 

The report, from The Climate Institute, also finds that there is no foundation for claims that the 2013 Australian Federal election is a ‘referendum on the carbon tax’, and that a growing majority of Australians think that the country should be a leader in finding climate solutions - a number that is up for the first time since 2007, when The Climate Institute first started tracking public attitudes towards climate change.

 

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A grassroots sustainable energy niche? Reflections from community energy case studies
A grassroots sustainable energy niche? Reflections from community energy case studies

25th June 2013

Organisation(s): University of East Anglia

Topic(s): Domestic policy, Law and regulation, Policy, Public engagement, Renewables, Social research

The authors of the 3S Working Paper describe and consider the emerging community energy sector in the United Kingdom. If community energy in the UK is to contribute to a shifting energy mix towards decarbonisation, it requires imaginative policy support, recognition of its distinctiveness as an innovative sector (rather than attempts to make it fit the commercial ‘innovation’ mould), and appropriate support and resources. Community energy groups can be an influential and diverse force for change if supported effectively and empowered appropriately.

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Renewable energy country profiles: European Union
Renewable energy country profiles: European Union

1st June 2013

Organisation(s): International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Topic(s): Domestic policy, Economics, Renewables

International Renewable Energy Agency’s Renewable Energy Country Profiles describe developments in the field of renewables at country level around the world. This report covers the European Union, with profiles for Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Renewable Energy Country Profiles provide a comprehensive picture of the situation with regard to renewable energy, including energy supply, electrical generation and grid capacity, and access. Energy policies, targets and projects are also considered, along with each country’s investment climate and endowment with renewable energy resources.

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Leveraging natural gas to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Leveraging natural gas to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

1st June 2013

Organisation(s): Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Topic(s): Domestic policy, Fuel switching

This report provides an overview of natural gas production, the climate implications of expanded natural gas use, potential uses and benefits in key sectors, and related infrastructure issues. This report explores the opportunities and challenges in leveraging the natural gas to achieve further reductions in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Examining the implications of expanded use in key sectors of the economy, it recommends policies and actions needed to maximize climate benefits of natural gas use in power generation, buildings, manufacturing, and transportation.

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Global wind report: annual market update 2012
Global wind report: annual market update 2012

1st April 2013

Organisation(s): Global Wind Energy Council

Topic(s): Domestic policy, Economics, Wind energy

This is the eighth annual report on the status of the global wind industry by the Global Wind Energy Council. It provides a comprehensive snapshot of the global industry, now present in about 79 countries, with 24 countries having more than 1,000 MW installed. The data, insights and analysis for the country profiles in this report have been collected primarily through GWEC’s member associations and companies around the world, as well as from governments and independent analysts.

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Sustainable biofuels: addressing indirect land use change
Sustainable biofuels: addressing indirect land use change

1st March 2013

Organisation(s): European Parliament

Topic(s): Biofuels / Bioenergy, Domestic policy, Law and regulation, Policy, Renewables

This report outlines the outcomes of a European Parliament workshop held in Brussels on 20 February 2013, hosted by Directorate-General for Internal Policies. The workshop consisted of an exchange of views with representatives of EU institutions, research institutes, biofuels industry, NGOs and other stakeholders. The first part presented the European Commission's proposal and provided scientific input on the assessment of the impacts of indirect land-use change (ILUC). The second part introduced policy options and future perspectives from the point of view of industry and NGOs.

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The Renewables Global Status Report provides a comprehensive and timely overview of renewable energy market, industry, investment, and policy developments worldwide. It relies on the most recent data available, provided by a network of more than 500 contributors and researchers from around the world, all of which is brought together by a multi-disciplinary authoring team. The report covers recent developments, current status, and key trends; by design, it does not provide analysis or forecasts.

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Zero carbon Britain: rethinking the future
Zero carbon Britain: rethinking the future

1st January 2013

Organisation(s): Centre for Alternative Technology

Topic(s): Domestic policy, Renewables

Zero Carbon Britain is a rapid decarbonisation scenario set in 2030. It shows that, by making changes to buildings, transport systems and behaviour, and by investing in a variety of renewable energy generation technologies, the UK could meet and exceed greenhouse gas emissions targets. 

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