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By James Meadowcroft, Oluf Langhelle

Over the last decade, carbon trap and garage (CCS) has come to the fore with the intention to deal with carbon dioxide emissions contributing to weather swap. This publication examines its advent into the political scene, diversified interpretations of its value as an rising know-how and the coverage demanding situations dealing with govt and overseas associations with appreciate to its improvement, deployment and legislation. the point of interest of the ebook is at the building of arguments approximately CCS within the public sphere, the coalitions of actors who've articulated targeted views on CCS and the various recommendations governments have followed to combine it into weather and effort guidelines. The authors examine the problems decision-makers now confront in encouraging the uptake of the expertise, handling uncertainties and regulating attendant hazards. The e-book contains case reviews of the reception of CCS in seven OECD nations, specifically Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, the uk and the us, in addition to the european. advancements within the ecu shape the topic of an 8th case research. The authors element to the political value of CCS as a mitigation choice providing a manner ahead for fossil fuels in a carbon restricted international, whereas additionally emphasizing the uncertainties that encompass its destiny improvement and deployment. scholars, students and researchers from a wide selection of fields who're attracted to weather swap, power coverage, and the politics and coverage of our environment will locate this ebook illuminating, as will officers and coverage makers in foreign businesses and governments.

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It includes case studies of the reception of CCS in seven OECD countries – Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States. Developments in the European Union as a whole form the subject of an eighth case study. Although the climate abatement effort in large developing countries such as China, India, Brazil and South Africa will ultimately be critical, this study is concentrated on CCS in the developed world. According to the terms of the UNFCCC these countries have the responsibility to act first in mitigating climate change, and it is here that research and experience with CCS is currently most advanced.

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Each year this conference has grown in size, and its scope has also broadened from being purely technical to including more social and political aspects of technology development. The DoE’s Carbon Sequestration Regional Partnerships (CSRP) programme, introduced in November 2002, created a national network of public–private sector partnerships aimed at examining the technical, political, economic and social viability of carbon storage as a mode of mitigating CO2 levels in seven different regions of the country.

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