Carbon dioxide capture and storage: Public perception, policy and regulatory issues in the Netherlands

H. C. de Coninck*, N.M.A. Huijts

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Abstract

CO2 capture and storage (CCS) projects are quickly emerging all over the world, however, uncertainty is prevailing in the context of the public acceptance, a legal framework, and the policy incentives for CCS. Fulfillment of these requirements is essential for the CCS deployment. This chapter focuses on a public perception study that analyzes the acceptance, policy, and regulatory issues related to CCS in the Netherlands. It can be concluded that the average attitude towards CO2 capture and storage is not positive but also not rejecting, although the drawbacks of the technology are regarded greater than the benefits. The public's feelings associated with storage of CO2 seem to be dominated by concern. The legal framework in the Netherlands is developing with a big step taken by the coming into force of a Mining Act allowing storage of CO2 in the underground under conditions for safety and environmental impacts. Policy incentives include the European Union Emissions Trading System, Joint Implementation, and an electricity subsidy for a Zero Emission Power Plant.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGreenhouse Gas Control Technologies 7
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies 5–9 September 2004, Vancouver, Canada
EditorsE.S. Rubin, C.F. Gilboy, T. Morris, K. Thambimuthu, D.W. Keith, M. Wilson, J. Gale
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Pages2491-2495
Number of pages5
Volume2
ISBN (Print)978-0-08-044704-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, GHGT 2004 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 5 Sep 20049 Sep 2004
Conference number: 7

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, GHGT 2004
Abbreviated titleGHGT
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityVancouver
Period5/09/049/09/04

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