The World Resources Institute will hold a press briefing of WRI’s upcoming Guidelines for CO2 Capture, Transport and Storage. The report, the result of a two-year stakeholder process led by WRI with contributions from 88 leading CCS experts, lays out specific recommendations for policy-makers, regulators and project developers (see full report details below) and argues that sufficient technical knowledge exists to begin full-scale demonstrations of the technology in the US today.
The briefing will feature:
-Dr. Jonathan Pershing, Director, Climate and Energy Program, WRI
-Dr. S. Julio Friedmann, Carbon Management Program Leader, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory
-Sarah Forbes, Senior Associate, WRI
October 28th, 2008 11:00 am - 1:00 pm World Resources Institute 10 G Street NE, Suite 800 Washington, DC 20002
Please RSVP by October 24: firstname.lastname@example.org
Guidelines for CO2 Capture, Transport and Storage is designed to present guidelines, or recommendations and best practices, for those involved in the development and implementation of CCS projects. It also provides a comprehensive introductory reference for those new to CCS who seek to understand how to responsibly conduct projects. A potential operator, financer, insurer, or regulator can use these guidelines as a benchmark in evaluating potential project plans and as a reference on the current technical understanding of best practices for CCS, and a policy-maker can use them to establish regulatory and investment frameworks that enable successful and responsible CCS deployments. These guidelines are not intended to replace or provide the detailed technical knowledge that would be required to select the location for or to design and operate a CCS project. In fact, one of the findings derived from this process is that each CCS project will be unique and a team of qualified experts will be needed to design and operate a site. To develop the CCS guidelines WRI brought together a diverse group of over 80 stakeholders, including experts with experience in industrial sectors and those conducting research on CCS. The stakeholder group included representatives from academia, businesses, governments, and environmental NGOs.