Carbon Capture and Storage Directive 2009—snapshot
Produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira of Foot Anstey
Carbon Capture and Storage Directive 2009—snapshot

The following Environment guidance note Produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira of Foot Anstey provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Carbon Capture and Storage Directive 2009—snapshot
  • Brexit impact
  • Overview of the Carbon Capture and Storage Directive (CCS Directive)
  • Principles of the CCS Directive
  • Key elements
  • Storage site selection
  • Storage permits
  • Conditions for storage permits
  • Monitoring
  • Inspection
  • more

Brexit impact

As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an implementation period, during which it continues to be subject to EU law. This has an impact on this content.

For further guidance, see: Brexit—impact on environmental law and Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources.

Title Directive 2009/31/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the geological storage of carbon dioxide
Entry into Force 25 June 2009
Deadline for Transposition 25 June 2011
Amends See document information on Eur-Lex
England and Wales Legislation The Energy Act 2008, Energy Act 2010, Energy Act 2011, Storage of Carbon Dioxide (Licensing etc) Regulations 2010, SI 2010/2221 and section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989
Subject Climate Change, Energy

Overview of the Carbon Capture and Storage Directive (CCS Directive)

The EU Carbon Capture and Storage Directive (CCS