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Carbon Capture and Storage

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology provides an opportunity to substantially reduce the impact of greenhouse gas emissions during the transition to a low-carbon economy. Yet policymakers, legislators and project proponents face unique challenges when promoting carbon capture, transport, storage and long-term management, including:

  • Making CCS cost-effective
  • Providing incentives for the development of CCS technologies
  • Regulating cross-border aspects of carbon dioxide transport and storage
  • Establishing property rights in both underground storage formations and stored carbon dioxide
  • Managing, monitoring and verification, as well as the potential environmental and financial liabilities, of long-term carbon dioxide storage

Baker & McKenzie can help clients navigate these challenges. Our world-leading Climate Change Practice has a long history of advising clients on CCS legislative and policy development, as well as a wide variety of CCS technologies and projects. In recent years, our global CCS team has counseled national and state governments such as Australia, New Zealand, Norway and Illinois.

Through our work on carbon projects, we have developed key relationships with funders such as the Asian Development Bank, the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate, the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Danida, the United Nations Environment Program, the Global CCS Institute, the EU and the World Bank. As a result, Baker & McKenzie has built an unrivalled reputation for providing legal services in this niche market.

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An assessment of frameworks for carbon capture and storage across 55 countries, assessing frameworks across a broad range of legal and regulatory factors likely to be critical throughout a CCS project's life-cycle. The CCS-LRI was prepared by the Global CCS Institute with assistance from members of Baker & McKenzie's Global Environmental Markets Practice.
After five weeks of negotiations, the Christian Democrats (CDU/CSU) led by Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Social Democratic Party (SPD) have agreed on a program for a new coalition government. A key part of the program addresses energy policy, focusing in particular on the future reform of the Renewable Energy Sources Act (Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz, EEG).
On 14 September 2015, the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy published a first draft of the planned electricity market reform bill for consultation with the Federal States and the relevant industry and trade associations. The draft bill, which is based on the proposals outlined in the government's white paper "An electricity market for Germany’s energy transition" of July 2015, aims to strengthen the current energy-only market and at the same time introduces a limited capacity reserve.
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