Carbon dioxide capture and storage: public perception, policy and regulatory issues in the Netherlands

H.C. de Coninck, N.M.A. Huijts

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Abstract

CO2 capture and storage (CCS) projects are quickly emerging all over the world, however, uncertainty is prevailing in the context of the public acceptance, a legal framework, and the policy incentives for CCS. Fulfillment of these requirements is essential for the CCS deployment. This chapter focuses on a public perception study that analyzes the acceptance, policy, and regulatory issues related to CCS in the Netherlands. It can be concluded that the average attitude towards CO2 capture and storage is not positive but also not rejecting, although the drawbacks of the technology are regarded greater than the benefits. The public's feelings associated with storage of CO2 seem to be dominated by concern. The legal framework in the Netherlands is developing with a big step taken by the coming into force of a Mining Act allowing storage of CO2 in the underground under conditions for safety and environmental impacts. Policy incentives include the European Union Emissions Trading System, Joint Implementation, and an electricity subsidy for a Zero Emission Power Plant.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGreenhouse Gas Control Technologies
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies 5– September 2004, Vancouver, Canada
EditorsE.S. Rubin, D.W. Keith, C.F. Gilboy, M. Wilson, T. Morris, J. Gale, K. Thambimuthu
PublisherElsevier
Pages2491-2495
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-0-08-044704-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event7th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT-7) - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 5 Sep 20045 Sep 2004

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT-7)
Abbreviated titleGHGT-7
CountryCanada
CityVancouver
Period5/09/045/09/04

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    de Coninck, H. C., & Huijts, N. M. A. (2005). Carbon dioxide capture and storage: public perception, policy and regulatory issues in the Netherlands. In E. S. Rubin, D. W. Keith, C. F. Gilboy, M. Wilson, T. Morris, J. Gale, & K. Thambimuthu (Eds.), Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies 5– September 2004, Vancouver, Canada (pp. 2491-2495). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-008044704-9/50360-8