About: carbon capture and storage

Energy 05-11-2019

Norwegian scientist: ‘No way’ of reaching climate neutrality without hydrogen

Europe has to get serious about the hydrogen economy if it really wants to reach net-zero emissions as quickly as possible, says Nils Anders Røkke. This is why decarbonised natural gas, using carbon capture and storage (CCS), will be crucial to ramp up hydrogen production in the short term, he argues.
Energy 08-10-2018

Norwegian activist: CCS is the only way to deal with CO2 from cement, steel

Industrial sectors such as cement and steelmaking will continue emitting CO2 even if they switch to 100% renewable energy, says Camilla Skriung who calls on the Norwegian government to take action now – without waiting for EU funding – in order to get the first projects off the ground.
Energy 12-03-2018

Scientist: CCS ‘has to make sense’ for Paris climate goals

Keeping global warming below 2°C will be “more difficult, a lot more expensive, and a lot more delayed” without carbon capture and storage (CCS) – even with the sharp fall in renewable energy costs taken into account, Prof. Mike Norton told EURACTIV in an interview.
Energy 18-12-2017

Statoil VP: ‘Natural gas has a home in the zero-carbon world’

Europe can decarbonise its industry thanks to a combination of natural gas, hydrogen and carbon capture and storage technology, Statoil executive Sonja Chirico Indrebø told EURACTIV Slovakia in an interview.
Climate change 20-09-2017

Oslo Mayor: Here’s how we plan to become a carbon neutral city

The city of Oslo surprised observers last year by announcing plans to introduce a “carbon budget” with the objective of halving its global warming emissions by 2020 and becoming carbon neutral by 2030. The city’s Mayor, Raymond Johansen, told EURACTIV.com how he intends to achieve this ambitious objective.
Energy 11-10-2013

Graeme Sweeney: We must reset our approach to CCS

Recent setbacks for carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology underline the need for realistic ambition, innovative funding and urgent regulatory action, argues Graeme Sweeney.
Brexit 11-02-2011

Canadian CCS supremo: We need to build global CCS industry with Europe

The EU and Canada should work together to bring controversial carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology onto the global marketplace more quickly, according to the director of Canada's flagship CAN$2 billion CCS programme.
Brexit 24-09-2008

McKinsey: Carbon storage ‘viable’ by 2030

By 2030, the cost of capturing and storing CO2 emissions from heavy-polluting coal power plants could be reduced to a level where it can compete with other low-carbon technologies, according to a study by McKinsey & Company. Tomas Nauclér, a director at the company's Stockholm office, told EURACTIV why in an interview.
Energy 03-07-2008

Bellona: ‘Innovative’ solutions needed for CO2 storage

Carbon sequestration and storage, although "not a silver bullet", is an essential bridging technology that needs to be deployed fast if Europe and the rest of the world are serious about tackling climate change, argues Paal Frisvold, head of the Brussels office of the Bellona Foundation, a Norwegian environmental NGO.

MEP Davies on coal: ‘Big gains’ from CO2 storage after 2020

By 2030, all new coal-fired power plants built in the EU should be using carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology in order to reduce their CO2 impact, UK Liberal MEP Chris Davies told EURACTIV in an interview.
Energy 07-02-2008

Gatta: Italian renewables target ‘unreachable’

Enzo Gatta, chairman of the Italian Association of Electricity Enterprises (Assoelettrica), says Italy's renewables target of 17% is too high, particularly given the limitations to trading in renewables certificates. He spoke to EURACTIV in an interview.
Energy 24-10-2007

Shell: CCS to help world face energy ‘hard truths’

In an interview with EURACTIV, Shell Vice-President for CO2 Bill Spence says carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology will be fundamental in making fossil fuels environmentally acceptable as global demand for oil, coal and gas is set to continue surging in the coming decades.