CCS Directive transposition into national laws in Europe: progress and problems by the end of 2011

Alla Shogenova, Kris Piessens, Jüri Ivask, Kazbulat Shogenov, Roberto Martínez, Kristin M. Flornes, Niels E. Poulsen, Adam Wójcicki, Saulius Sliaupa, Ludovít Kucharič, Alexandra Dudu, Sergio Persoglia, Sam Holloway, Bruno Saftic

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    The EU CCS Directive transposition process and related issues in 26 European countries, comprising 24 EU member states, Norway and Croatia were studied in the EU FP7 projcct: "CGS Europe" in 2011-2012. By the end of 2011 the transposition of the Directive into national law had been approved by the European Commission (EC) in Spam only, but had been approved at national/jurisdictional level in 12 other countries (Austria, Denmark, Estonia, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Slovakia and Sweden) and two regions of Belgium. By January 2012, the European Commission had assessed and approved national submissions of CCS legal acts transposmg the Directive in Denmark, France, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands and Slovenia. Implementation in the UK was completed in February 2012 and by end March 2012, implementation at national level was also complete in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Portugal and Romania. Belgium, Croatia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Norway and Poland had not finished the transposition of the CCS Directive by end March 2012. The process had been complicated by ongoing political debates in Norway, public opposition m Germany and ministerial elections in Poland. More than 20 operating, developing and planned CCS pilot and demonstration projects have been identified in nine European countries. Storage capacity was estimated by CGS Europe project partners as "sufficient at national level" in 17 countries.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)7723-7731
    Number of pages9
    JournalEnergy Procedia
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event11th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies - Kyoto, Japan
    Duration: 18 Nov 201222 Nov 2012
    Conference number: 11


    • Carbon dioxide
    • CCS directive
    • Climate/energy policy
    • European country
    • Onshore and offshore storage
    • Public acceptance

    Programme Area

    • Programme Area 3: Energy Resources


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