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Book Review: Carbon Capture and Sequestration: Removing the Legal and Regulatory Barriers , edited by M. Granger Morgan and Sean T. McCoy

Book Review: Carbon Capture and Sequestration: Removing the Legal and Regulatory Barriers ,... New York: rff Press, 2012, 274 pp. isbn : 978-1617261015, hb. $89.00. In today’s carbon-constrained world, it has been widely accepted that to achieve the co 2 emission reductions necessary to avoid catastrophic effects of climate change, a portfolio of co 2 abatement technologies will be required. A fundamental and arguably indispensable component of this portfolio is carbon capture and sequestration technology. ccs involves the capture of co 2 from a coal- or gas-fired power plant or an industrial process, compression and transportation of the co 2 , typically via a pipeline network, and the permanent sequestration of the co 2 within a suitable geological formation. Despite the integral role that ccs is anticipated to play, as the world’s fossil-fuel-dependent economies make a mandatory transition to a lower - carbon energy mix, ccs progress worldwide through pilot and demonstration projects has been slow and in many respects insufficient. One of the main reasons for the rare deployment of ccs technology in both industrialized and developing countries alike relates to the development of ccs legal and regulatory frameworks—or the lack thereof. A regulatory framework that enables the implementation of ccs projects in a safe and effective manner with low http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Climate Law Brill

Book Review: Carbon Capture and Sequestration: Removing the Legal and Regulatory Barriers , edited by M. Granger Morgan and Sean T. McCoy

Climate Law , Volume 4 (1-2): 187 – Jul 25, 2014

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Brill
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© 2014 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Book Reviews
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1878-6553
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1878-6561
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10.1163/18786561-00402018
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New York: rff Press, 2012, 274 pp. isbn : 978-1617261015, hb. $89.00. In today’s carbon-constrained world, it has been widely accepted that to achieve the co 2 emission reductions necessary to avoid catastrophic effects of climate change, a portfolio of co 2 abatement technologies will be required. A fundamental and arguably indispensable component of this portfolio is carbon capture and sequestration technology. ccs involves the capture of co 2 from a coal- or gas-fired power plant or an industrial process, compression and transportation of the co 2 , typically via a pipeline network, and the permanent sequestration of the co 2 within a suitable geological formation. Despite the integral role that ccs is anticipated to play, as the world’s fossil-fuel-dependent economies make a mandatory transition to a lower - carbon energy mix, ccs progress worldwide through pilot and demonstration projects has been slow and in many respects insufficient. One of the main reasons for the rare deployment of ccs technology in both industrialized and developing countries alike relates to the development of ccs legal and regulatory frameworks—or the lack thereof. A regulatory framework that enables the implementation of ccs projects in a safe and effective manner with low

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Climate LawBrill

Published: Jul 25, 2014

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