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Title:
The acceptability of CO2 capture and storage (CCS) in Europe: An assessment of the key determining factors
 
Author(s):
Coninck, H.C. de; Flach, T.; Curnow, P.; Richardson, Peter; Anderson, J.; Shackley, S.; Sigurthorsson, G.; Reiner, D.
 
Published by: Publication date:
ECN Policy Studies 6-11-2008
 
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-V--08-027 Article
 
Number of pages: Full text:
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Published in: International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control (Elsevier), , 2008, Vol., p.-.

Abstract:
The ACCSEPT project, which ran from January 2006 to December 2007, identified and analysed the main factors which have been influencing the emergence of CO2 capture and geological storage (CCS) within the European Union (EU). The key clusters of factors concern science and technology, law and regulation, economics, and social acceptance. These factors have been analysed through interviews, a large-scale questionnaire conducted in 2006, and discussions in two stakeholder workshops (2006 and 2007). In Part I of this paper, we aim to distil the key messages and findings with regard to scientific, technical, legal and economic issues. There are no compelling scientific, technical, legal or economic reasons why CCS could not be widely deployed in the forthcoming

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