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Previous Trends in Global GHG Emissions Reversed in 2017

BP's 67th Annual Statistical Review, which came out in June 2018, reports that in 2017 energy markets took a step backwards which is not good news. For the first time in three years, CO2 emissions rose again and global carbon emissions from energy consumption increased by 1.6%. Global primary energy consumption grew at 2.2% in 2017, the fastes...
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New IEAGHG Technical Report: 2018-06 Re-Use of Oil & Gas Facilities for CO2 Transport And Storage

One perceived advantage for the use O&G fields for first generation CO2 storage is the potential reduction in costs for CO2 transport and storage by re-using existing O&G facilities, especially offshore. This report aims to review the potential re-use of the related infrastructure and assess the suitability of certain infrastructure for re-...
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2018 IEAGHG CCS Summer School

Gosh how quickly a week can go by when you are deeply engaged in receiving a lot of information. Well that was how our Summer School felt to us. We were very pleased to have our 12th International CCS Summer School hosted by the Norwegian CCS Research Centre in Trondheim, with 58 students from 24 countries. Covering all aspects of CCS presented by ...
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IEAGHG Modelling and Risk Management Network Meeting includes an Keynote address on Class VI specifications from Lynn Helsm, of the North Dakota Industrial Commission.

  A highlight of the recent combined Modelling and Risk Management Network meeting was the inclusion of a keynote address from Lynn Helms, who is the head of North Dakota's Industrial Commission.Lynn's contribution was exceptional because the state's Industrial Commission now has Primacy for all six classes of wellbore disposal and is the only...
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IEAGHG Modelling and Risk Management Network Meeting, Field Trip to the BEST site western North Dakota

As part of the latest IEAGHG combined Modelling and Risk Management Network meeting, hosts EERC organised a field trip to a brine extraction and pressure management test site (BEST) near Watford City, North Dakota.One of the challenges presented by CO2 injection into saline formations is an increase in reservoir pressure. Brine extraction can be us...
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Norway’s Electric Surge

On a recent visit to Norway, travelling by bus through Oslo on route to the airport, I was struck by the frequency of passing electric cars. From my vantage point on the coach, it seemed that every third or fourth car that passed us was a Tesla.This should not have surprised me since Norway's fleet of plug-in electric vehicles is the largest p...
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100% Renewable, Really?

I hear on a regular basis, advocates of renewable energy telling audiences that we can go 100% renewable. Whilst this is a nice concept, and would certainly help achieve the Paris Agreement targets, I am afraid reality must at times prevail, as recent events in the UK suggest. In the UK this week, according to Bloomberg, we have gone 9 days with no...
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CATO Conference - Implementing CCUS in the Netherlands

CATO invited national and international stakeholders on the 6th June to convene, inform one another, and share knowledge on recent advances on CCS in The Netherlands. The event covered both policy relevant topics and project developments. While Europe is committed to implement CCS, a firm strategy including the business case is still needed. Nation...
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IEAGHG Technical Report Now Open Source: 2017-09 Valuing Flexibility in CCS Power Plants

DOWNLOAD NOW: http://documents.ieaghg.org/index.php/s/ueEtojvM5BwqzFG The objectives of the FlexEVAL study were to investigate the need for flexibility and the value of flexible CCS power plants to the UK electricity system. Most informed studies indicate that, to reduce future CO2 emissions sufficiently, the share of fossil fuels to generate ...
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GHGT-14 - Only 2 Days Left of Early bird Registration Rates (CLOSES JUNE 13)

https://events.csiro.au/en/Events/2017/September/20/GHGT-Conference-2017Melbourne Convention Centre21 - 26 October 2018 $990 - Early bird full registration$490 - Early bird student registration$750 - Early bird one-day registration (Please indicate date of attendance for one-day registration to be accepted)  All fees after this date will incre...
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The Keeling Curve Frightens Me

The Keeling Curve, named after its inventor Charles David Keeling, is a wonderfully simple communication tool. It shows in a very descriptive way the increase in atmospheric concentrations of CO2 since the 1950s.   What frightens me is the trend it is showing. Between 1960 and 2015, we see a steady increase in atmospheric CO2 concentrations fr...
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UK Back in the CCUS Game

I recently attended a workshop called "Delivering the Clean Growth Plan".For those that are not aware of the Clean Growth Plan this is a significant initiative that sets out the UK's agenda for decarbonising all sectors of the UK economy through the next decade. The UK Government plans to spend £2.5bn to support low carbon innovation. A core elemen...
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BD3 CCS Integrated Facility - Technical Capabilities

CTCN and the International CCS Knowledge Centre delivered a webinar on the 11th April as update on the Carbon Capture and Storage facilities integrated in the Boundary Dam power plant in Canada. Emma Hannula, from CTCN, introduced Corwyn Bruce, who presented an overview of BD3 (Boundary Dam Unit 3), which is emitting 120-140 tCO2/GWh (as reference,...
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Fourth Seismic Imaging completed across the Aquistore CO2 Storage site

In the latest PTRC news-letter the Saskatchewan based research organisation announced that the week of 13th – 16thMarch marked the fourth seismic imaging run conducted over the Aquistore site. This technique is an integral part of the sites's monitoring and measurement programme. Since injection began in 2015 over 140,000 tonnes have been stored. T...
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Astronauts and Climate Change

 It has struck me when listening to astronauts that very often their concern for the earth's environment is much enhanced after their experiences. Perhaps because of their unique perspective from space looking back at this planet, I guess they see that this bright blue/green planet is a small oasis of life in the vastness of space. This was re...
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Economic Boost for CCS and CCUS in the USA

News came out on 9 February that the US Budget Bill passed by congress and signed by the President into law included "FUTURE Act". This act contains an extension to the US tax credit for CCS and CCUS, known as 45Q. The existing version of 45Q provided a tax credit of $10 per tonne of CO2 for anthropogenic CO2 going to enhanced oil recovery, and $20...
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Do you enjoy a sandwich? Then you need to think about the GHG impact!!

The origin of the word 'sandwich' for an item of food may have originated from a story about John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich. It is said that in approximately1762, he asked for meat to be served between slices of bread to avoid interrupting a gambling game. This story may have been rumour but soon people are reputed to have started ordering ...
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COP22 Starts

 Coming straight on the heels of the ratification of the Paris Agreement COP22 in Marrakech starts today. the COP22 will focus on action items in order to achieve the priorities of The Paris Agreement, especially related to adaptation, transparency, technology transfer, mitigation, capacity building and loss and damages. At yesterday's opening...
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What’s in an abbreviation? More than you think!!!

 The IEA Greenhouse gas R&D programme is formed under an agreement framed by the International Energy Agency in Paris. There are nearly 40 such agreements, which used to be called Implementing Agreements. The term Implementing Agreement caused a lot of confusion and what it stood for was difficult to communicate especially to non-native En...
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RIP the ICE, “a big plus for transport emissions”

 With the UK the latest country to signal its intent to phase out petrol and diesel cars, it seems we can see the end of the much-loved internal combustion engine (ICE). First invented back in the early 1800's the ICE has certainly made its mark on society and we remain hooked on our cars. I am not sure myself that an electric car appeals to m...
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