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Title Carbon capture and sequestration : removing the legal and regulatory barriers / by M. Granger Morgan ... [at al.]
Published New York, NY : RFF Press, 2012
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Contents The importance of CCS in a carbon constrained world -- Technology for carbon capture and geologic sequestration (CCS)ation -- Siting CO2 pipelines for geologic sequestration -- Permitting geological sequestration sites -- Learning from and adapting to changes in geologic sequestration technology -- Access to pore space for geological sequestration -- Liability and the management of long-term stewardship -- Greenhouse gas accounting for CCS -- Making ccs a reality -- Conclusions and recommendations
Summary "The United States produces over seventy percent of all its electricity from fossil fuels and nearly fifty percent from coal alone. Worldwide, forty-one percent of all electricity is generated from coal, making it the single most important fuel source for electricity generation, followed by natural gas. This means that an essential part of any portfolio for emissions reduction will be technology to capture carbon dioxide and permanently sequester it in suitable geologic formations. While many nations have incentivized development of CCS technology, large regulatory and legal barriers exist that have yet to be addressed. This book identifies current law and regulation that applies to geologic sequestration in the U.S., the regulatory needs to ensure that geologic sequestration is carried out safely and effectively, and barriers that current law and regulation present to timely deployment of CCS. The authors find the three most significant barriers to be: an ill-defined process to access pore space in deep saline formations; a piecemeal, procedural, and static permitting system; and the lack of a clear, responsible plan to address long-term liability associated with sequestered CO₂. The book provides legislative options to remove these barriers and address the regulatory needs, and makes recommendations on the best options to encourage safe, effective deployment of CCS. The authors operationalize their recommendations in legislative language, which is of particular use to policymakers faced with the challenge of addressing climate change and energy"--Unedited summary from book cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Carbon sequestration -- Law and legislation -- United States
Carbon sequestration -- Law and legislation.
LAW -- Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Morgan, M. Granger (Millett Granger), 1941-
ISBN 0203115058
1136293752
9780203115053
9781136293757