By Centre for Law and Environment , on 28 January 2014
Kings College, in collaboration with UCL, is organizing a conference on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) on the 6th of March 2014 at Senate House, London. Although framed around CCS, the event deliberately addresses broader questions, raising key issues about the UK’s Climate Change Strategy, the role of Government, technology choices, and public acceptability.
Speakers will include the Government Chief Scientist, who has agreed to speak on the subject for the first time; the Chief Executive of the Climate Change Committee; Prof. Sharon Turner, in her new role as head of climate change at Client Earth; and Robert Smith MP, who chaired the Commons inquiry into CCS last year.
To register for the event please click here. THE EVENT IS NOW FULLY SUBSCRIBED BUT YOU CAN REGISTER TO BE ON THE WAITING LIST IN CASE OF CANCELLATIONS
There is no charge for registration, but places are limited and early registration is encouraged.
For a full list of speakers and the conference programme, click below
CARBON CAPTURE AND STORAGE – DOES IT HAVE A FUTURE?
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
Thursday March 6th , 2014
Conference location: Senate House I Malet Street London WC1E 7HU http://www.senatehouseevents.co.uk/
9.30 Registration and coffee
10.00 – 11.15 Session I – The Broad Picture
Sir Mark Walport, Chief Scientist, UK Government (agreed) CCS and Government Policy (20 mins)
Sir Robert Smith MP , House of Commons Select Committee on Energy and Climate Change (agreed) The Parliamentary Perspective (invited) (20 mins)
David Hone, Chief climate change advisor, Group CO2 Shell (agreed). The industry vision (20 mins)
11.15 – 12. 45 Session II - The Policy Context of CCS chaired by Tom Burke CBE (agreed)
Prof Stuart Haszeldine, University of Edinburgh (agreed) (20 mins)
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 (agreed) (20 mins)
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?
Chris Littlecott, E3G (agreed) (20 mins)
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 with Sharon Turner, Head of Client Earth’s climate change and energy team (agreed). (20 mins)
14.00 Session III - Legal and Regulatory Issues chaired by Professor Richard Macrory
The EU Context Alexandr Jevsejenko, European Commission (agreed (20 mins)
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 (agreed) (20 mins)
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 (agreed) (20 mins)
What is the role of the Crown Estate? What are the longer term strategies for off-shore storage? How does one resolve competing uses?
Panel Discussion and Questions
15.15 Tea break
15.45 Session IV – Risk Communication and public engagement chaired by Prof Ragnar Lofstedt
David Reiner, University of Cambridge (agreed) (20 mins)
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 (agreed) (20 mins)
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 (agreed) (20 mins)
Risk perception and communication about CCS
Panel Discussion and questions
17.00 Where do we go from here?
Panel Discussion and questions led by Session Chairs : Tim Bertels, CCS Portfolio Manager Shell, Jeff Chapman, Emeritus Director, Carbon Capture Storage Association CCSA (agreed), Ashley Ibbott, DECC, (agreed)
17.45-19.00 Wine and cheese reception