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The ‘Terra Carta’, For Nature, People & Planet – Putting Sustainability First

A year on from announcing his Sustainable Markets Initiative, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has announced a new charter – the 'Terra Carta', the Earth charter – aiming to put sustainability at the heart of the private sector. HRH The Prince of Wales announced the initiative at the One Planet Summit on the 11th January 2021 as the basis of ...

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New IEAGHG report: CCS and the sustainable development goals (SDGs)

A few months prior to the Paris Agreement, in September 2015 'Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development' was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. This resolution, consisting of 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs), covering a wide range of human development areas and broader environmental sustainability issue...

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Debate highlights challenges in promoting the positive nature of CCS to the general public

Following on from the recent blog about acceptance of CCUS in Japan, it was the UK's turn to discuss the public's attitude to carbon capture and storage at the CCSA's annual CCUS 2020 conference. Presented using the event app Whova, like all conferences in these post COVID times the event was hosted virtually – but the slick presentation via s...

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IEA Gender Initiative - energy sector diversity and inclusion

This virtual dialogue by the IEA was held on the 2nd December 2020 as a timely discussion given the current worldwide action to bounce back from the economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The IEA made the first efforts to "put clean energy transitions at the heart of sustainable and inclusive recoveries, and that means empowering women in an ef...

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CCUS Virtual Course for Asia-Oceania Region

From the 9th to the 20th November 2020, IEAGHG co-hosted a virtual course on Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) with the faculty of Mining and Petroleum Engineering at Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), in Indonesia. This two week online course was the first in a series of learning events held by ITB at the end of 2020 to continue facili...

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Public acceptance of CCUS technologies facing challenging crossroads

At a time where CCUS has been high on the UK news agenda following the Government's publication of its green ten point plan, it's largely unclear what the UK public's understanding and acceptance of the technology is. But it's widely accepted that CCUS will be necessary to meet the UK's climate goals. The IEA noted back in September 2020 that ...

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GHGT-15 Conference will now take place as a full Virtual Conference 15-18 March 2021

 Following consultation with our hosts, Khalifa University and various stakeholders, we are excited to announce the move from a physical, in-person event in Abu Dhabi to a fully virtual online conference. The conference dates will remain the same: It will be held from 15-18th March 2021, and will be scheduled according to the Abu Dhabi time zo...

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US DOE NETL Carbon Capture Project Review Meeting

The US DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory held its annual 3-day "Carbon Capture Review Meeting" from 5 to 7 October 2020. The aim of US DOE/NETL's Carbon Capture Program is to develop the next generation of advanced CO2 capture concepts. The meeting offers an opportunity for participants to share progress made and to discuss with peers man...

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The Clean Energy Ministerial and CCUS

The CEM (Clean Energy Ministerial) CCUS Initiative followed the G20 Energy Ministers meeting (see IEAGHG 2020-IP18). The CEM CCUS Initiative met on the 28th and 29th September 2020, giving CCUS updates from its member countries (the Netherlands, Japan, China, UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Norway, European Commission, UK, US, Mexico and Canada) a...

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IEA Iron and Steel Technology Roadmap

With more than 600 registrations, IEA presented the launch of the "Iron and steel technology roadmap" on the 8th October. This report was coordinated by Araceli Fernandez Pales ad Peter Levi. Main authors included Sara Budinis, Peter Levi, Hana Mandovà and Tiffany Vass. The session was chaired by Araceli Fernandez and opened with an introducti...

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Japan-Asia CCUS Forum 2020

A spotlight on the significance of CCUS development in the Asia-Pacific region was summarised in a virtual webinar hosted by Japan CCS Co Ltd & Global CCS Institute (GCCSI).The event, run on 6th October 2020, was co-hosted by Japan's New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO).Support was also received from the Japanese...

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New IEAGHG report: Beyond LCOE: Value of technologies in different generation and grid scenarios

Since its introduction, the levelised cost of electricity (LCOE) has become ubiquitous in the evaluation and comparison of power generation technologies. While it is a readily accessible metric, it focuses exclusively on the cost of electricity produced from a given asset, or set of assets, and neglects to address the provision of ancillary service...

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Key Financing Principles for CCUS – launch event by CEM CCUS Initiative

The 11th Clean Energy Ministerial is being hosted by Saudi Arabia at the moment, all virtual events as you would expect. On the 15 September a Side-event was organised by the CEM CCUS Initiative to launch the ten Key Financing Principles for CCUS. These principles were developed by a CEM CCUS group made up of banks and finance sector organisations ...

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News from US DOE-NETL’s 2020 Carbon Storage Project Review Meeting (Virtual)

Due to COVID-19 precautions, the US Department of Energy (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) Carbon Storage Project Review Meeting was held as a virtual event over 8-11 September, instead of at its usual location in Pittsburgh. These events provided very informative updates on the DOE NETL funded CO2 storage R,D&D projects. Regio...

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New IEAGHG Report: Review of Constructability and Operational Challenges faced by CCUS Projects

IEAGHG have explored in the past techno-economic information of large demonstration projects and individual projects built in specific locations were explored in detail. However, a deep analysis of the construction and operation aspects, together with the factors for the project success was needed. IEAGHG identified the need to provide a guide on c...

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New IEAGHG Report: Understanding the cost of reducing water usage in coal and gas fired power plants with CCS

Energy and water consumption are closely connected. The Energy-Water nexus defines the relationship between energy and water to ensure the availability of both resources: Energy production consumes significant amounts of water; and equally, providing water demands energy. Moreover, power generation can impact water resources and increased electrici...

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US DOE-NETL’s 2020 Integrated Project Review Meeting (Virtual)

Due to COVID-19 precautions, the US Department of Energy (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) CCUS Integrated Projects Review meeting was held as a virtual event over 17-19 August, instead of at its usual location in Pittsburgh. These events provide very informative updates on the DOE NETL funded CCUS projects. The online attendance w...

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New IEAGHG report: Global Future Role of Power CCS Technologies

CCS technologies are essential for meeting global temperature targets. With power, as with the other sectors, the technologies have the ability to decarbonise but deployment rates are currently far 'off track'. To meet the targets required to mitigate temperature rises effectively, it is important to understand the specific role CCS technologies ca...

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New IEAGHG Report: The Status and Challenges of CO2 Shipping Infrastructures

One of the challenges that faces CCS is how to transport significant volumes of compressed CO2 from point sources to sites established for large-scale storage, especially offshore. Pipelines are one solution, but their viability depends on the volume to be transported and if the CO2 comes from a variety of dispersed sources.The other option is to u...

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New IEAGHG report: Update techno-economic benchmarks for fossil fuel-fired power plants with CO2 capture

CCS has long been recognised as a key component of an effective mitigation strategy to decarbonise the power and industrial sectors. Commercial deployment of the technology, however, has been slow and must accelerate if it is to achieve its potential and contribute effectively to mitigating climate change. Accordingly, much effort has been focused ...

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