Carbon Capture and Storage
How the World Energy Council adds value to CCS:
Direct access to CCS expertise
WEC's US member committee (USEA) together with WEC London is responsible for managing the CSLF stakeholders on behalf of the US Department of Energy. Having direct access to the world's most prominent carbon capture and storage "technical working group" allows the World Energy Council to be on the cutting edge of advancements made in CCS technology.
Cleaner fossil fuel knowledge
WEC's Cleaner Fossil Fuel Systems Committee organizes workshops throughout the world disseminating information on the development, application and effectiveness of cleaner fossil fuel technologies and systems - one of which includes carbon capture and storage. WEC has also identified, in work conducted by the Performance of Power Plants Committee, that better management of power plants could reduce annual global GHG emissions by 1 billion tonnes CO2.
WEC with its extensive membership network in 95 countries can accelerate the work currently being conducted on CCS demonstration by: (i) fostering co-operation between energy stakeholders in developed and developing countries and (ii) building R&D partnerships between governments and businesses.
Regional action plans
To date there have not been any power generation carbon capture and storage demonstration projects in developing countries. The World Energy Council's regional action plans for Africa, Latin America and Asia include efforts to create 3 pilot CCS programs in Brazil, China and South Africa; the objective of which is to build the business case that carbon capture and storage is economically viable in developing countries.
The World Energy Council in partnership with Oliver Wyman (global consulting firm) has over the past year worked on its third Assessment of country energy and climate policy aiming to identify key areas for policy improvements and to understand how successful policies can be transferred from one country to another. more >