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Please find below an outline programme for this event. More information and updates on the programme will be available shortly, so please check back regularly. In the meantime, if you have any questions on the topics to be discussed, or if you are interested in any of the opportunities to participate, please get in touch with Anne-Lise Simon on +44 (0) 2920 783 023 or


** indicates speech to be delivered via video presentation


Tuesday 15 May, 2012


08:30 – 09:00

Welcome Coffee and Registration

09:00 – 09:15

Introductory Remarks by the Chairman of the conference

Paal Frisvold, Chairman of the Board, Bellona Europa

09:15 – 10:35

Keynote Session: The role of CCS under the 2050 Energy Road Map – Moving to a low carbon society

09:15 – 09:45

Keynote Presentation - "Towards 2050: The Role of CCS"

Philip Lowe, Director General for DG Energy, European Commission

09:45 – 10:05

Keynote Presentation

Dr Graeme Sweeney, Chairman, Zero Emissions Platform - ZEP

10:05 – 10:25

Keynote Presentation

Alyn Smith, Member, European Parliament

10:25 – 10:30

Video Address

Jerzy Buzek, Member, European Parliament**

10:30 – 10:40

Questions with Keynote Speakers

10:35 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:45

Session 1: Financing the demonstration projects – are the current provisions adequate?

As European and global governments re-adjust their priorities in light of the continuing financial crises, this session will analyse the impact that prolonged austerity will have on the rollout of CCS in Europe. What impact will the early auctioning of carbon allowances to be used in phase 3 of the EU ETS that the EIB launched in December 2011 have on the current low carbon permit price?

With the vote on the draft report on the Energy Infrastructure Package by the ITRE Committee taking place on 31st May, panellists will also discuss how the proposed €1bn of infrastructure funds could be used to encourage CCS technological development.

Can private and public finances operate effectively together in such a climate and how can companies reduce their risk exposure when making future investment decisions today, particularly at this scale?

11:00 – 11:10

Opening remarks

Juho Lipponen, Head of the CCS Unit, International Energy Agency

11:10 – 12:45

Panel debate

Gianluca Massimi, Senior Structured Finance Officer - Climate Change and Environment Division, European Investment Bank
Lewis Gillies, Chief Executive Officer, 2Co Energy
Juho Lipponen, Head of the CCS Unit, International Energy Agency
Edit Herczog, Member, European Parliament
John Scowcroft, General Manager - Europe, Global CCS Institute
Adam Dawson, CEO , Office of CCS, DECC


12:45 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:30

Session 2: Implementing the CO2 geological storage directive, achieving legal certainty and reaching safety and public acceptance

On 25th June 2011, 12 of the 27 Member States of the European Union met the deadline to transpose the law governing storage of carbon dioxide underground into their national legislation. Directive 2009/31/ provides guidance for the safe and permanent storage of CO2 underground in Europe and this session will discuss key issues and barriers related to the implementation of the Directive.

Do current frameworks provide legal certainty in relation to carbon ownership and financial liabilities? What new initiatives are being undertaken on the public acceptance front and could more be done at governmental level?


Karla Hill, Director of Programmes, ClientEarth
Chris Littlecott, Senior Policy Adviser, E3G
Irene Hurrel, Partner, DLA Piper
Martina Doppelhammer, Policy co-ordinator for CCS and NER 300, European Commission
Knut Kroepelien, Environmental Counsellor, Mission of Norway to the EU

15:30 – 15:45

Coffee Break

15:45 – 17:15

Session 3: Post-demonstration and future applications for CCS

The European Commission's Energy Roadmap 2050 states that “For all fossil fuels, Carbon Capture and Storage will have to be applied from around 2030 onwards in the power sector in order to reach the decarbonisation targets”.

It continues...“If Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is available and applied at large scale, gas may become a low-carbon technology, but without CCS, the long term role of gas may be limited to a flexible back-up and balancing capacity where renewable energy supplies are variable.”

With CCS seemingly inextricably linked both to the development of gas in Europe and to the broader decarbonisation targets, this final session will focus on the rollout of CCS post demonstration and analyse future applications.


Stuart Haszeldine, ScottishPower Professor of CCS, University of Edinburgh
Denis Clodic, President, Energy Research Innovation Engineering, ERIE
Alex Sarac, Legal Director, DLA Piper
Jesse Scott, Head of Environment & Sustainable Development Policy Unit, Eurelectric
Eivind Hoff, Director, Bellona Europa

17:15 – 18:30

Closing Remarks and Cocktail Reception

Closing remarks by the Chairman of the conference
Paal Frisvold, Chairman of the Board, Bellona Europa



Tuesday 15 May, 2012
09.00 to 17.00




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