Future prospects for Carbon Capture and Storage

7 February 2017 09:00-13:00, London, United Kingdom

Guest of Honour: Will Lochhead, Head of CCS Policy, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
As the Government begins work to develop a new Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) strategy, this seminar will provide a timely opportunity to assess the next steps for CCS and carbon mitigation technology utilisation as part of the UK’s decarbonisation plans, as well as the policy implications of the referendum vote to leave the European Union for the UK’s ability to achieve legislated climate targets. 

It follows the Government’s decision to scrap two projects as part of their £1 billion Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) commercialisation competition and to consider how the lessons from both thePeterhead and White Rose schemes should inform future decision-making. Further discussion will examine the recently published report from the cross-party Parliamentary Advisory Group on Carbon Capture and Storage chaired by Lord Oxburgh that recommended the establishment of a CCS Delivery Company to ensure that the least cost CCS is developed as well as suggesting that Government takes a central role in setting up the necessary pipeline infrastructure to make CCS work.

Further discussion will cover concerns raised in the Energy and Climate Change Committee’s reportthat the UK may not meet its climate change commitments without investment in CCS and low-carbon infrastructure, as well as future opportunities for CCS technology in the industrial sectors and the next steps for utilising and sharing existing infrastructure and pipelines in the North Sea, and what more can be done. 

We are delighted to be able to include in this seminar keynote addresses from: Will Lochhead, Head of CCS Policy, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; Simon Bittlestone, Audit Manager, National Audit Office; George Day, Head of Economic Strategy, Energy Technologies Institute; Professor Jon Gibbins, Director, UK CCS Research Centre; Sarah Tennison, Low Carbon Manager, Tees Valley Combined Authority; Peter Whitton, Managing Director, Progressive Energy; Tim Yeo, Chair, New Nuclear Watch Europe and former Chair, Energy and Climate Change Select Committee and a speaker confirmed from The Scottish Government. 

Rt Hon the Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke, President, Carbon Capture and Storage Association has kindly agreed to chair part of this seminar.

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