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Carbon Capture and Storage, Regulatory Framework

Asbjørn Torvanger

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) has potential to become a major option to mitigate emissions of greenhouse gases globally, but this requires a well-functioning regulation system at both national and international levels. Owing to the long-term perspective needed for geological storage of carbon dioxide and uncertainties with regard to characteristics and integrity of storage sites, storage is more challenging to regulate than capture of carbon dioxide from exhaust gases and transport of the compressed gas to a storage site. This article gives an overview of the status of CCS regulation at the international level and in some key countries, and discusses the main issues CCS regulation is facing as well as possible solutions.

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  • Year: 2002
  • Language: English