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Commission publishes guidelines on CCS implementation

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Guidelines to help Member States implement the 2009 Directive on carbon capture and storage (CCS) have been published by the European Commission. There are four sets of guidelines in total, dealing with life-cycle risk management, the characterisation of a storage facility, the transfer of responsibility to national authorities after closure and financial security. EU countries have until 25 June this year to transpose the Directive 2009/31/EC of 23 April 2009 on the geological storage of carbon dioxide into national law.

The four guidance documents can be found here: