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Canada UK Energy Summit

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This bilateral event was held on 13 March at the grand venue of One Whitehall Place in London. The focus was on accelerating a clean energy transition, in particular by industrial decarbonisation with CCUS and hydrogen, with some other low-carbon technologies covered also. Over 150 attendees from Canada and the UK attended, mostly from industry, wi...

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ICAO meeting on CCS - CCS has an important role in decarbonising aviation.

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The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has goals of reducing international aviation emissions by 85% compared to 2019 in 2024-2035 and net-zero emissions by 2050. A key way they see to achieve these goals is for airline operators to use the Carbon Offsetting & Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). CORSIA has two ro...

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New CCS knowledge shared at UTCCS-7 in Austin, Texas

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The University of Texas (UT) at Austin held its 7th conference on carbon capture and storage from 23rd to 25th January, UTCCS-7. This conference combined the research and activities from the Gulf Coast Carbon Centre, the Texas Carbon Management Programme, and the UT Energy Institute. Stimulated by US policies, the US Gulf Coast region is a hotspot ...

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Reflections on COP28's first global stocktake

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Good news and not-so-good news on the outcomes of COP28 from a mitigation perspective. After running over by one day, the COP28 Presidency worked overnight and issued a new Global Stocktake text version 3 (GST), and in plenary succeeded in getting Parties to adopt the "Outcome of the first global stocktake". This GST version 3 had progressed the en...

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Update on COP28 at almost the end

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Today is the last planned day of COP28. The Presidency had hoped to end the COP at 11am. New texts were released last night on the Global Stocktake (GST v2) and Article 6.4. Hence there is a lot of activity today, much being behind the scenes, and it will likely run into another day or two. The GST version 2 text has changed significantly from the ...

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COP28 Update at Halfway

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Every COP is different, and this feels very different to COP27 in Egypt. Firstly, simply the size, COP27 had around 45,000 attendees, and this one has around 84,000. Then the area of the venue is large, so it can be a long way from one meeting or event to another. Also, some of it is outdoors, which can get very hot in the Dubai sun. Then there is ...

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IFC Nigeria Dissemination Workshop on Industrial CCUS and a new Centre of Excellence!

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The Government of Nigeria has identified that CCUS could play an important role in their energy transition and climate targets to achieve net zero by 2060, and also with its diverse applications would stimulate economic and sustainable development. The World Bank's International Finance Corporation (IFC) and CCS Trust Fund consequently have funded ...

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First national workshop on CCUS for Colombia: Opportunities and Challenges

TD-presenting Tim Dixon presents at the first national CCUS workshop in Colombia

It is a great pleasure to witness first-hand a country starting on its path to using CCS. We were pleased to assist Ecopetrol in organising international inputs to their first national workshop on CCUS. This workshop concept came as a result of the discussion panel on CCS for developing countries at GHGT-16 in Lyon, where we suggested a national wo...

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50 years of the London Convention - London Convention and London Protocol LC45/LP18 meeting 2023

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In 2022, IMO marked fifty years since the adoption of the London Convention. The adoption of the Convention was a major achievement, which, along with the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Environment in Stockholm, constituted the first steps to truly put the environment at centre stage and take responsibility for the harm humans have done to t...

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Birds and CCS compared to other Low-Carbon Energy Technologies

Birds-blog-header-image The Aquistore site (2019 Summer School visit)

This year, I have been reflecting on the locations of potential new CCS projects, and I am considering their impacts in areas of bird sensitivity and conservation. We know that every low-carbon energy technology has some negatives, which are balanced by the benefits of reducing CO2 emissions. The impacts of wind farms on birds for example are ...

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CCUS at CEM14, MI-8 and G20 Energy meetings in Goa

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This year the Clean Energy Ministerial's Ministerial meeting was hosted by India in Goa from 19-22nd July. This was held in conjunction with Mission Innovation's MI-8 meeting and adjacent to the G20 Energy Ministers meeting. The CEM/MI part consisted of a large number of side events and a plenary with Ministers, a large "clean energy festival" to q...

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Global CCS Institute’s Europe Forum on CCS

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The Global Institute held its 2023 Europe Forum in Brussels on the 15th of June. This provided a good opportunity to be updated on policy developments relating to Europe. Jarad Daniels, the CEO of the Institute, opened with a global update on CCS metrics. In terms of projects, they now count 37 large-scale operational projects, with another 20 in c...

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CSLF Technical Group meeting in Warsaw– will this be the last CSLF meeting?

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The Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) is a government-to-government initiative to accelerate the development of CCUS technologies, with some 25 country members. IEAGHG participates through an agreement from 2007. This year's meeting was held in Warsaw on 13 June. We heard about the CCS activities in Poland, and their national CCUS Workin...

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The First Danish CCUS Summit

Tim Dixon at INNO-CCUS Tim Dixon at the INNO-CCUS Conference. Image courtesy of INNO-CCUS

Denmark is a very interesting country regarding CCUS. It has gone from no significant policy on CCS to full steam ahead in just two years. I asked how this came about, and the answer was because of the new government Climate Law in 2019, leading to a Green Research Strategy in 2020, leading to Mission Roadmaps in 2021, one of the four roadmaps bein...

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​CCUS featured in the first Global Dialogue under the Paris Agreement's Mitigation Work Programme.

In COP26 in Glasgow Parties established a work programme to urgently scale up mitigation ambition and implementation in this critical decade, in a manner that complements the global stocktake. For this purpose, in COP27 in Egypt, Parties agreed to a Mitigation work programme to hold at least two "global dialogues" each year. The full title of the f...

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IEA Discussion Meeting on DAC and Carbon Markets

This IEA meeting held on the 31st of May had the goal to consider the challenges and opportunities for how carbon markets could accelerate DAC deployment. It was under Chatham House rules, so we cannot report the details of who said what. The meeting was invite-only and IEAGHG's Tim Dixon attended in person and Jasmin Kemper attended virtually. It ...

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ExCo63, Bali, Indonesia

ExCo In Bali The IEAGHG ExCo members at the 63th meeting in Bali, Indonesia.

We were very pleased to revisit Indonesia following the recent hosting of our Summer School in Bandung by the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) in December 2022. ITB, a member organisation of IEAGHG, were also the gracious hosts of our 63rd Executive Committee (ExCo63) meeting at Nusa Dua on the beautiful Indonesian island of Bali. With some 27...

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Low-carbon technology ‘single-mindedness’ reminds me of Monty Python’s Life of Brian

I think it is a sorry state of affairs when one low-carbon technology advocate attacks other low-carbon technologies. It is as if they don't appreciate the scale of the climate challenge. As IEA, IPCC, UK CCC and other reputable science-based bodies emphasise, we need combinations of all the low-carbon technologies to meet our climate goals. Howeve...

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Biden announces new Carbon Management Challenge on CCUS and CDR for COP28

The US President Joe Biden convened a virtual meeting of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate Change (MEF) on 20 April in order to galvanize efforts to limit global warming to 1.5C. He proposed four "pillars of action": decarbonising energy (including with CCUS on fossil fuels); ending deforestation; tackling non-CO2 greenhouse gases par...

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G7 Climate, Energy and Environment Communique encourages CCS and CDR

Under the Japanese Presidency, the G7 environment and energy ministers agreed and issued their communiqué on the 16 April. They acknowledge the current global energy crisis but reaffirm their commitment to accelerating the clean energy transition to net zero GHG by 2050 and with a diversification of supply sources to enhance energy security and aff...

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