2nd Annual Brussels Carbon Capture and Storage Summit


The 2nd Annual Brussels Carbon Capture & Storage Summit 2011
Reaching demonstration and beyond – will the technology be ready for 2020?
26th January 2011 – Sofitel Europe, Brussels

A collaboration between Forum Europe and Bellona Europa, and supported by the CCSA, the 2011 Brussels CCS summit will seek to identify and explore in detail what can be done to clarify and progress the demonstration of CCS, focusing particularly on the issues of finance and regulation. The conference will pose the key question: will the technology be ready in Europe for 2020?

Coming hot on the heels of the climate negotiations in Cancun, this conference will serve to deliver up-to-date details on what we can expect for CCS finance and regulation for the foreseeable future. Registration is now open and can be completed online at Please note that places are limited. The conference agenda and details on speakers are also available on the website. Alternatively, please call Kirstie Fagan on +44 (0) 2920 783 026 or email

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Piotr Tulej, Head of Unit – Low Carbon Technologies, European Commission
  • Chris Davies, Member, European Parliament
  • Adam Dawson, Chief Executive and Director, Office of Carbon Capture & Storage, Department of Energy and Climate Change
  • Bob Pegler, Senior Vice President, Global CCS Institute
  • Mark Johnston, Senior Policy Officer, WWF
  • Paal Frisvold, Director, Bellona Europa

Please note: speakers and sponsors are confirming quickly. Please check back to the website regularly for updates. If you are interested in speaking, sponsoring or exhibiting, please contact Kirstie Fagan direct. You can also download the sponsorship prospectus, with an overview of the 2009 conference here.

Issues to be explored include:

NER300 and the ETS
What will be the implications for CCS if the NER300 is auctioned later than 2013, particularly given the current low prices for ETS allowances? Given the considerable difficulties facing European economies and the requirement for co-financing, will NER300 contracts materialise in all cases? What role should the EIB play and is there an argument for NER funds to be released early with a claw back mechanism for the EIB at a later date? Can the market be relied upon and are adequate signals being provided by the EU and member states?

EU and member state policy tools – striking the right balance

Could levies on electricity companies play a role and what would be the impact upon consumers? Could a carbon tax help fund CCS deployment and how could this be structured? Should the Industrial Emissions Directive have excluded CO2 standards and will member states take the initiative and set their own more stringent national requirements?

Global CCS development – the current state of play
Where does Europe stand following Cop13, and what policy options are available? What progress is the development of CCS making globally? Can lessons be learnt from both international and regional case studies? What avenues are available for ensuring confidence in the process of knowledge sharing?

If you require anything further, including details of the sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please contact Kirstie Fagan on or +44 (0) 2920 783 026.


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