Carbon Capture and Storage Directive 2009—snapshot
Produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira FIEMA of Acuity Legal
Carbon Capture and Storage Directive 2009—snapshot

The following Environment practice note Produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira FIEMA of Acuity Legal 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...

TitleDirective 2009/31/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the geological storage of carbon dioxide
Entry into Force25 June 2009
Deadline for Transposition25 June 2011
AmendsSee document information on Eur-Lex
England and Wales LegislationThe 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
SubjectClimate Change, Energy

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.

Storage of Carbon Dioxide (Amendment and Power to Modify) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Domestic legislation, which implements the Carbon Capture and Storage Directive 2009 was saved by the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (EU(W)A 2018) on exit day (31 January 2020). Any deficiencies in the domestic legislation, including any provisions within the Carbon Capture and Storage Directive, which were required to be brought into domestic law, were addressed in the EU Exit correcting statutory instrument:

  1. Storage of Carbon Dioxide (Amendment and Power to Modify) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The EU Exit SI comes into

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