Past eventInvitation Only

Carbon Capture and Storage: Developments and Uncertainties

26 March 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Chatham House, London


Professor Jim Watson, Research Director, UK Energy Research Centre; Professor of Energy Policy, SPRU - Science and Technology Policy Research, The Sussex Energy Group, University of Sussex



Carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies have the potential to square continuing fossil fuel use with climate change mitigation. A number of assessments claim that the deployment of these technologies will also lower the cost of achieving climate change targets in the UK and internationally. However, these technologies have not yet been demonstrated at full scale, particularly in the power sector. A range of questions remain regarding CCS, including technical, economic and policy uncertainties. The speaker will focus on the UK government's CCS commercialization programme, its progress so far, and the extent to which it is likely to deal with these uncertainties – and lead to the successful demonstration and deployment of CCS plants. The presentation will be followed by responses on CCS developments in Europe and other parts of the world. 

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.

This event is part of the Fossil Fuels Expert Roundtable series.