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

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—planning and policy
  • Brexit impact
  • Overview of carbon capture usage and storage
  • Carbon Capture and Storage Directive 2009
  • Implementation in England and Wales—the planning framework
  • What is a NSIP?
  • What does CCR mean?
  • Who is the decision maker?
  • NSIP
  • EA 1989, s 36 consents
  • 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.

Overview of carbon capture usage and storage

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is the capture (from a large point source such as a power station or other industrial installation), transport (by pipeline or ship) and storage (within underground geological formations) of CO2, to prevent it from entering the atmosphere.

CCS was re-badged as carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS) in the government’s Clean Growth Strategy 2017. This change reflects the fact that the captured CO2 can either be used in long-term storage or used in industrial processes.

Carbon Capture and Storage Directive 2009

The Carbon Capture and Storage Directive 2009, 2009/31/EC (CCS Directive) amended the Large Combustion Plants Directive 2001 (LCPD) to require that a number of assessments be carried out to determine carbon capture readiness before combustion plants, with a capacity of 300 megawatts electrical (MWe) or more, can receive development consent.

If the assessments show that CCS would potentially be feasible for the site in the future, then the CCS

Popular documents