Carbon Capture and Storage
Carbon capture and storage is increasingly viewed as one of the most significant ways of dealing with green house gas emissions. Critical to realizing its potential will be the design of effective legal regimes - at national and international levels - that can effectively handle the challenges raised, but without stifling a new technology of potential great public benefit. These include long term liability for storage, regulation of transport, the treatment of stored carbon under emissions trading regimes, issues of property ownership, and the increasing sensitivities of handling the public engagement and perception. With the first demonstration plants now on the horizon, the last few years have already seen some remarkable legal developments, particularly in Australia, the European Union, and the United States. This important book brings together some of the world's leading practitioners and scholars working in the field to provide a critical assessment of the progress to date. Chapters cover developments in international law, as well as in the European Union, North America, and Australia, including perspectives from China and India. Finance and the questions of public perception and participation receive particular attention. Throughout the study, the contributors consider significant trends, evaluate the progress, and identify key legal gaps and obstacles that still need to be addressed. Carbon Capture and Storage will be essential reading for lawyers, policy-makers, and decision-makers in industry involved in climate change policy and law.
Publication Date: 9/6/2011