Carbon capture usage and storage—permitting requirements
Produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira FIEMA of Acuity Legal
Carbon capture usage and storage—permitting requirements

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 usage and storage—permitting requirements
  • Brexit impact
  • Storage of Carbon Dioxide (Amendment and Power to Modify) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
  • What is carbon capture and storage (CCS)?
  • Implementation of the Carbon Capture and Storage Directive 2009 (CCS Directive)
  • Permits and licences
  • Licences
  • Exploration rights
  • Storage permits
  • Permit application requirements
  • 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 Practice Note: Brexit—impact on environmental law and News Analysis: Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources.

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

The Storage of Carbon Dioxide (Amendment and Power to Modify) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/544 makes changes to address failures of retained EU law to operate effectively and other deficiencies arising from the withdrawal of the UK from the EU. Most relevant to this Practice Note are changes made to the Storage of Carbon Dioxide (licensing etc) Regulations 2010 SI 2010/2221, and the Storage of Carbon Dioxide (Termination of Licences) Regulations 2011, SI 2011/1483. Changes made are not substantial and largely include tweaks to language to ensure the regulations can continue to work. These amendments are in force effective on the implementation period completion date or on the date before the implementation period completion date.

What is carbon capture and storage (CCS)?

CCS is a method of reducing carbon dioxide emissions to the atmosphere from sources such as fossil fuel power stations. It generally involves three

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