Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-392).
Carbon capture and storage : concept and technology
The CCS directive : a brief overview
CO₂ stream purity and member states' scope to impose stricter norms
Storage site stewardship financing and the cross-border storage of CO₂
Refusing access to CCS infrastructure and the general EU law principle of loyalty
Refusing access to CCS infrastructure and Article 102 TFEU
The development and management of CO₂ transport infrastructure and EU antitrust law
Centralising CO₂ storage site selection under EU law
Public funding of CCS infrastructure and EU state aid law.
In 2009, the EU adopted one of the first dedicated regulatory frameworks for the deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology worldwide. This book analyses the EU regulatory framework for CCS and examines its suitability for facilitating the deployment of CCS in the longer term. Departing from the growing necessity for CCS projects to go beyond EU Member States' borders, the book identifies a number of potential legal hindrances to the cross-border deployment of CCS in the EU. It examines the interaction of these legal hindrances with EU environmental, competition and free movement rules and answers the question to what extent they could indeed hamper the cross-border deployment of CCS. In doing so, the book addresses a wide variety of topics, ranging from third-party access to CCS infrastructure to the required composition of the CO2 stream for storage.