Research and analysis

Carbon capture and storage readiness

Aims to understand Carbon Capture Storage (CCS) policy and the Environment Agencys regulatory role.



The Environment Agency aims to understand CCS, both in order to affect the national and international policy debate and to prepare and discharge any regulatory role the Environment Agency would have for CCS. As CCS is not commercially viable yet, the Environment Agency is focusing on the ‘carbon capture ready’ aspects of CCS, further referred to as CCR. The main objective of this project is to develop conclusions on the current political, legal, technical and economic feasibility of CCR for new power plant in England and Wales.