The purpose of the CCUS Council is to review progress and priorities on carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS). It is also the primary forum for engaging the CCUS sector on CCUS issues.
Role of the Group
The purpose of the CCUS Council is to review progress of the government’s new approach to CCUS, its new ambition and the commitments made in the Clean Growth Strategy. The CCUS Council is the primary forum for engaging the CCUS sector on discussing and addressing key strategic issues to enable the government’s ambition for CCUS to be achieved.
The Council will:
- advise on CCUS progress and priorities as set out in the government’s new approach to CCUS
- review the work of the CCUS Cost Challenge Taskforce and the government’s implementation of the CCUS Cost Challenge Taskforce’s plan delivered to government (once published)
- monitor CCUS costs and deployment potential (including on the government’s ambition for deploying CCUS at scale during the 2030s)
The CCUS Council replaces the CCS Development Forum.
The CCUS Council is co-chaired by Kwasi Kwarteng, the Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth, and James Smith, former chair of The Carbon Trust.
Members are appointed to provide advice on a wide range of issues impacting on the development and deployment of CCUS.
CCUS Council members
|Kwasi Kwarteng (Co-Chair)||Minister of State for Business, Energy and Clean Growth||BEIS|
|James Smith (Co-Chair)||Former Chair||Carbon Trust|
|Sinead Lynch||UK Country Chair||Shell|
|Peter Mather||Group Regional VP, Europe||BP|
|Stephen Bull||SVP Wind and Low Carbon Solutions||Equinor|
|Allan Baker||Global Head of Power Advisory & Project Finance||Societe Generale|
|Colin McGill||Low Carbon Appraisal Manager (BP)||OGCI Climate Investments|
|Paul Booth||Chair||Tees Valley Local Enterprise Partnership|
|Ed Syson||Director of Safety and Network Strategy||Cadent|
|Frank Aaskov||Senior Energy, Climate and Environment Adviser||Make UK|
|Rodney Allam||8 Rivers & NET Power|
|Laura Sandys||Chief Executive||Challenging Ideas|
|Fiona Wild||VP Sustainability and Climate Change||BHP|
|Brad Page||CEO||Global CCS Institute|
|David Reiner||Senior Lecturer in Technology Policy||Cambridge University|
|Dustin Benton||Policy Director||Green Alliance|
|Luke Warren||CEO||CCS Association|
|Stuart Haszeldine||Director||Scottish CCS|
|Audrey Gallacher||Interim CEO||Energy UK|
|Hywel Thomas||Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research, Innovation and Engagement||Cardiff University|
|Tom Shields||Acting Chair||Chemical Sciences Scotland Industry Leadership Group|
|Fintan Slye||Director of UK System Operator||National Grid|
|Will Gardiner||CEO||Drax Group|
|Philip Hemmens||SVP, Northern Europe||Eni UK|
|Mike Cooper||Lead Country Manager||Exxon Mobil|
The CCUS Council also has observers from The Crown Estate, The Crown Estate Scotland, Oil and Gas Authority, HM Treasury, Scottish Government and Welsh Government