Carbon Capture and Storage Association

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{{#badges: Climate change | CoalSwarm}} The Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA) states on its website that it "exists to represent the interests of its members in promoting the Business of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). The Association works to raise awareness, both in the UK and internationally, of the benefits of CCS as a viable climate change mitigation option, and the role of CCS in moving towards a low-carbon global economy."[1]

Promoting CCS on the Clean Development Mechanism

In June 2008 the CCSA made a submission to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change arguing in favour of the inclusion of CCS projects in the Clean Development Mechanism as "the primary method for incentivising low-carbon projects in the developing world."[2]

It argued that "the threat of climate change cannot be addressed without CCS – the scale is too great and the window of time in which action is required, is closing fast. Each year of delay in bringing CCS to deployment represents an increase in million tonnes of CO2. Climate change is a global challenge, therefore both developed and developing countries must apply CCS as part of the solution ... This is particularly important in China and India where massive economic development is already resulting in escalating energy consumption, the majority of which is being met by fossil fuels."[2]

While noting that "CCS has yet to be deployed at a widespread, large scale commercial level and first-mover projects are needed to demonstrate costs and technology, to enable learning-by-doing" they argued that "CDM is currently the only method to provide such incentives in developing countries" to overcome the costs of developing the first CCS projects.[2] (See Clean Development Mechanism and Carbon Capture and Storage for more details).

Members

Members of the CCSA, as of February 2009, are[3]:

Personnel

As of February 2009, personnel of the CCSA are[4]:

Contact Details

The Carbon Capture & Storage Association
Suites 142-152, 4th Floor, Grosvenor Gardens House
35-37 Grosvenor Gardens
London
SW1W 0BS
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7821 0528
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7828 0310
Email: info AT ccsassociation.org
Website: http://www.ccsassociation.org.uk/

Articles and Resources

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References

  1. Carbon Capture and Storage Association, "Welcome to The Carbon Capture & Storage Association", Carbon Capture and Storage Association website, accessed February 2009.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Carbon Capture and Storage Association, "Submission to the UNFCCC Secretariat on carbon dioxide capture and geological storage as a Clean Development Mechanism Project Activity", June 16, 2008.
  3. Carbon Capture and Storage Association, "Our Members", Carbon Capture and Storage Association website, accessed February 2009.
  4. Carbon Capture and Storage Association, "Staff", Carbon Capture and Storage Association website, accessed February 2009.

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