Carbon Capture and Storage Conference, 6 March 2014

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 hereTHE 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?

Event Details

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)

Questions

11.15

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)

 LUNCH

 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

 

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