What's in store: lessons from implementing CCS

Ashworth, Peta, Bradbury, Judith, Wade, Sarah, Feenstra, C. F. J. Ynke, Greenberg, Sallie, Hund, Gretchen and Mikunda, Thomas (2012) What's in store: lessons from implementing CCS. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 9 402-409. doi:10.1016/j.ijggc.2012.04.012

Author Ashworth, Peta
Bradbury, Judith
Wade, Sarah
Feenstra, C. F. J. Ynke
Greenberg, Sallie
Hund, Gretchen
Mikunda, Thomas
Title What's in store: lessons from implementing CCS
Journal name International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1750-5836
Publication date 2012-07
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.ijggc.2012.04.012
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 9
Start page 402
End page 409
Total pages 8
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Abstract Carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) has been identified as a key technology for mitigating carbon emissions. However, CCS is still very much at a developmental stage and the full-scale projects required to test the technology have proven difficult to implement, with lack of societal acceptance considered a key contributing factor to this delay. This paper reports on a study that explored practices for effective communication, engagement strategies and activities in the context of five detailed CCS project case studies. The cases studied included Barendrecht, The Netherlands; Carson, USA; FutureGen, USA; ZeroGen, Australia; and the CO2CRC Otway project, Australia. Comparative analysis of these cases identified a series of factors including: the extent to which key government and project team members are aligned; deployment of communications experts as part of the project team from the outset; consideration of the social context; the degree of flexibility in the project; and competition involving community self-selection. The research team designated these " critical success factors" that, when present, seemed to enhance the effectiveness of best practices in engagement and contribute to successful project deployment in some cases. The paper proposes that project developers need to consider ways to maximise these critical factors as part of their project planning and implementation process. It also discusses best practices in stakeholder communication and engagement activities applicable to CCS projects.
Keyword Carbon capture and storage
Public perceptions
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Social Science Publications
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