Carbon Capture, Transport and Storage in Europe: A Problematic Energy Bridge to Nowhere?
Technical University of Berlin
European University Institute - Florence School of Regulation
Christian Von Hirschhausen
German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) - Department of International Economics
November 29, 2010
CEPS Working Document No. 341
This paper summarises the findings of work package 5.3 of the SECURE project, with regard to the role of carbon capture, transport and storage (CCTS) for the future European supply security of coal. The real issue in European supply security with respect to coal is the absence of an economically and politically sustainable use of coal for electricity, liquefaction, gasification, etc. Whereas earlier papers delivered for work package 5.3 on the coal sector indicated that there are few risks to the European energy supply of (steam) coal, there is an implicit supply security threat, i.e. that coal will no longer be an essential element of European energy supply because the CCTS rollout will be delayed or not be carried out at all. This thesis is substantiated in this subsequent paper, with more technical details and some case study evidence.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 73
Keywords: role, carbon, carbon capture, transport, storage, CCTS, future, European supply, security of coal, respect, sustainable use, coal, electricity, liquefaction, gasification, risks, energy supplyAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: December 8, 2010
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