Using a participatory approach to develop a sustainability framework for carbon capture and storage systems in The Netherlands

Andrea Ramírez, Monique Hoogwijk, Chris Hendriks, André Faaij

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Abstract

Sustainability considerations guide political decisions concerning energy supply options. In this article a start has been made for the development of a sustainability framework for carbon capture and storage (CCS) systems in the Netherlands. Using a participatory approach (which includes an exploratory workshop, two interactive meetings, an international survey and in-depth interviews), nine sustainability criteria for CCS based energy systems were defined and 36 main concerns about the sustainability of carbon, capture and storage systems (by criterion) were identified. Analysis shows that concerns related to the following criteria are most relevant: clean, flexible, just, competitive and publicly acceptable. Furthermore, via stakeholder consultations and through interviews, a list of actions to tackle the concerns was developed. These actions can be clustered into three groups: (i) increasing research and development, (ii) including CCS in a policy portfolio, and (iii) raising public awareness. Finally, actions that should take place in the next 2 years were identified.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)136-154
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Carbon capture and storage
  • Interactive policy making
  • Sustainability criteria

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