Policy Article

How will Germany’s CCS Policy Affect the Development of a European CO2 Transport Infrastructure?

Kiel Policy Briefs, 43

Wide adoption of carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) in Europe would require a carbon dioxide (CO2) transport infrastructure. A possible German ban on onshore storage of CO2 could unnecessarily increase the size and costs of such a transport infrastructure. The authors warn that impeding the use of and research on CCS by not establishing appropriate regulations or even by prohibiting CO2 storage at this early stage, therefore, would pose the risk of losing one potentially important tool to combat climate change.

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Nadine Heitmann
Daiju Narita
Markus Schwedeler

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