EU Regulation of Cross-Border Carbon Capture and Storage

Legal issues under the Directive on the geological storage of CO2 in the light of primary EU law

By Marijn Holwerda

In 2009, the EU adopted one of the first dedicated regulatory frameworks for the deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology worldwide. This book analyzes the EU regulatory framework for CCS and examines its suitability for facilitating the deployment of CCS in the longer term. Departing from the growing necessity for CCS projects to go beyond EU Member States' borders, the book identifies a number of potential legal hindrances to the cross-border deployment of CCS in the EU. It examines the interaction of these legal hindrances with EU environmental, competition, and free movement rules, and it answers the question as to what extent they could indeed hamper the cross-border deployment of CCS. In doing so, the book addresses a wide variety of topics, ranging from third-party access to CCS infrastructure to the required composition of the CO2 stream for storage. This is one of the first books to examine the EU regulatory framework for CCS in the light of the growing importance of cross-border CCS deployment in the EU. The book sketches the legal framework within which market players, EU Member States, and the European Commission will have to operate, and it provides concrete lessons and recommendations for all three parties. (Series: Energy & Law - Vol. 14) [Subject: EU Law, Energy Law]

408 pages

Publication Date: 1/1/2014
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781780681900