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
January 7, 2011
FEEM Working Paper No. 156.2010
This paper is a follow up of the SECURE-project, financed by the European Commission to study “Security of Energy Considering its Uncertainties, Risks and Economic Implications”. It addresses the perspectives of, and the obstacles to a CCTS-roll out, as stipulated in some of the scenarios. Our main hypothesis is that given the substantial technical and institutional uncertainties, the lack of a clear political commitment, and the available alternatives of low-carbon technologies, CCTS is unlikely to play an important role in the future energy mix; it is even less likely to be an “energy bridge” into a low-carbon energy future.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 77
Keywords: Carbon Capture, Transport, Storage
JEL Classification: L71, Q3, Q4working papers series
Date posted: January 10, 2011
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