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American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity — ACCCE
The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) advocates public policies that advance environmental improvement, economic prosperity, and energy security. ACCCE believes that the robust utilization of coal is essential to providing affordable, reliable electricity for millions of U.S. consumers and a growing domestic economy and is committed to continued and enhanced U.S. leadership in developing and deploying new, advanced clean coal technologies that protect and improve the environment.
CCS Regulators Network
The international CCS Regulators Network was established in 2008 by the International Energy Agency in Paris in association with the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum and University College London’s Carbon Capture Legal Programme. The CCS Regulators Network is building an information exchange platform for CCS legal and regulatory matters and may perhaps evolve into a government-to-government forum for policy coordination.
Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum
The CSLF is comprised of 21 member countries and the European Commission and seeks to make available cost-effective technologies for the capture, transport and long-term storage of CO2.
Texas Carbon Capture and Storage Association
The Texas Carbon Capture and Storage Association represents its members' interest in CCS and the development of CCS policy in Texas. The Association advocates market-based laws, regulations (where appropriate), program designs, and incentives that promote clean energy and energy independence by increasing environmentally responsible domestic fuel production in Texas.
The North American Carbon Capture & Storage Association is a non-profit organization of companies that support the development of a North American CCS industry. Members include companies involved in developing commercial processes for CCS and specialists engaged in the technical, commercial, financial and developmental aspects of CCS activities.
Carbon Capture Legal Programme of the University College London - CENTRE FOR LAW & THE ENVIRONMENT
Program aims to provide “an authoritative, independent and objective source of up to date legal information on Carbon Capture and Storage.”
International Risk Governance Council (IRGC)
Institut Français du Pétrole
Describes research and product offerings related to CCS, including software that models the migration routes that the CO2 could follow underground.
CO2 Capture Project
A project seeking to develop breakthrough technologies to reduce the cost of CO2 separation, capture, and geologic storage from combustion sources
The Australian Carbon Capture and Storage Institute
In September of 2008, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced the launching of a Global Institute aimed “to speed up the development of carbon capture and storage technology.” Already active in seeking out a regulatory framework for CO2 storage, Australia would serve as the host country for the Institute.
The press release can be found here:
Carbon Capture & Storage Association (CCSA)
Formed in March 2006, the Carbon Capture & Storage Association (CCSA) has created a team of companies interested in promoting CCS. This London-based association states that it works closely with the UK Government and European Commission to seek out an appropriate regulatory framework for CCS as well as influence policy developments on an international level.
The project brings together key personnel from the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, the Institute for Energy and the Environment at the Vermont Law School, the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, and the law firm of Van Ness, Feldman. The Project seeks to design and facilitate the rapid adoption of a U.S. regulatory environment for CCS.