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Carbon Capture and Storage: Does it have a future?

King's Policy Institute

Thursday, 6 March 2014 from 09:30 to 19:00 (GMT)

London, United Kingdom

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The purpose of this conference is to assess the current state of play on CCS with a focus on the UK within a European context.  From an optimistic picture a few years ago, CCS in Europe appears to be stalling.  The conference will examine the reasons for this within the wider policy, economic, regulatory and public perception contexts, and assess likely ways forward

Co-organisers: Professor Ragnar Lofstedt, King’s College London and Professor Richard Macrory, University College London


9.15 Registration and coffee

9.45 Welcome  Richard Macrory, UCL and Ragnar Lofstedt, King's College London

10.00 Session I - The Broad Picture

Sir Mark Walport, Chief Scientist, UK Government  CCS and Government Policy

Dan Byles MP   The Parliamentary Select Committee Report on CCS

David Hone, Chief climate change advisor, Group CO2 Shell. The industry vision

11.00 Tea Break

11.30 Session II - The Policy Context of CCS  chaired by Tom Burke CBE 

The current state of play on CCS in the United Kingdom

Prof Stuart Haszeldine, University of Edinburgh

What is the current state of play of potential CCS projects?  What is the potential off-shore capacity for storage?  What do we know and not know about the  engineering and science?

David Kennedy, Chief Executive, Climate Change Committee

What are UK’s climate change obligations?   What are the time-scales and scenarios?  What role could CCS play?  Is unabated gas consistent with the obligations?

The Economic Context   Chris Littlecott, E3G 

What changes will Electricity Market Reform bring?  What is the current state of play?  Will this be an economic game-changer for CCS? What impact are reforms of the EU emissions trading system likely to make?

Panel Discussion and questions: The speakers


13.00 Lunch


14.15 Session III - Legal and Regulatory Issues  chaired by Professor Richard Macrory

The EU Context   Alexandr Jevsejenko, European Commission (agreed in principle) 

What is the state of play of implementation of the EU CCS directive within Member States?   What is the time-scale of the Commission’s review of the directive?  What key issues are likely to emerge?

The Global Context   Ian Havercroft, Global Carbon Capture Storage Institute

Is Europe still a leader in regulatory design for CCS?  What are the key developments in other jurisdictions?  Are there useful lessons to be learnt?

Off-shore regulation in the United Kingdom  Ward Goldthorpe, Crown Estate

What is the role of the Crown Estate?  What are the longer term strategies for off-shore storage?  How does one resolve competing uses?


15.15 Tea break


15.45 Session IV - Risk Communication and public engagement  chaired by Prof Ragnar Lofstedt

David Reiner, University of Cambridge

How does one best engage the public on new technologies?  How effective has the CCS community been?  Are there lessons for the future?

Dag Erlend Henriksen and Ingvild Ombudstvedt, Arntzen de Besche 

The do’s and don’ts- A Norwegian experience of state involvement in CCS - the Mongstad Project. How does this affect public confidence in CCS?

Wandi Bruine de Bruin, University of Leeds 

Risk perception and communication about CCS

Panel Discussion and questions:  The speakers 


17.00 Where do we go from here? 

Panel Discussion and questions  led by Session Chairs  : Tim Bertels, Head of CCS, Shell, Jeff Chapman, CCSA, Ashley Ibbett, DECC


17.45-19.00 Wine and cheese reception

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When & Where

Senate House
Malet Street

United Kingdom

Thursday, 6 March 2014 from 09:30 to 19:00 (GMT)

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