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2 November 2014: The world’s most authoritative study into the impacts of climate change, produced by over 800 leading scientists for the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), makes it clear that carbon emissions from

SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA, October 2, 2014 – The eyes of the world’s energy industry are on SaskPower’s Boundary Dam power project in Canada today as it becomes the first large-scale power plant to capture and store its carbon emissions.

Joint media release: Leaders from the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) community have welcomed today’s announcement from the European Commission, that the UK based White Rose CCS Project will be awarded up to €300 million in funding as part of the second round of NER300.

The UK Government has awarded funding for an advanced engineering study for the first full-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) project on a gas-fired power station.

The Global Status of CCS: February 2014 report reviews the current status of large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects worldwide, including the policy and regulatory developments affecting international decarbonisation efforts

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) in Europe has been given a significant boost with a UK Government contract awarded for an advanced engineering study on a pivotal CCS project. 

A global inventory of climate change and clean energy policies indicates a widening gap between support provided to develop and deploy carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies and that afforded to other clean energy options.

Speaking today at the United Nations climate change talks in Warsaw, Poland, Global CCS Institute CEO Brad Page said the inventory had informed the development of an analytical framework to compare national policy support to drive domestic action on CCS.

The Global Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Institute is delighted to be in Seoul, Korea, to sign agreements with Korea Environment Corporation (KECO) and Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP), launch The Global Status of CCS: 2013, and host its annual international Member event.

The successful test drilling of a carbon dioxide (CO2) storage site in the North Sea represents an important milestone for CCS in Europe.

The Global CCS Institute welcomed the announcement from National Grid which will enable further work to confirm the potential volume of storage. The undersea site, located about 65km off the Yorkshire coast supports the Don Valley storage work program and is funded by an EU grant to advance CCS in Europe. Early indications suggest a storage potential of around 200 million tonnes.

The Global CCS Institute is pleased to sponsor TEDxCanberraSalon 2013—Ready For Tomorrow, a forum for pioneering thinkers to explore the challenges of our changing society.

“As one of the foremost global challenges of our time, we need to encourage innovative and thoughtful solutions to damaging climate change,” Institute CEO Brad Page said today.

“I applaud TEDx Canberra for bringing together such a diverse program of contemporary thinkers and community–minded innovators to consider this and the world of rapid technological change.”