UCL publishes overview of EU Directive on Geological Storage of CO2

The Directive is key to the deployment of CO2 capture and storage (CCS) in Europe and must be transposed into national law in all EU Member states by the end of 2011.

The UCL overview describes the basic structure of the liability regime in the Directive. It considers which responsibilities fall on the CO2 storage permit holder and which on the relevant public authorities in each EU Member State. It also explains that a sanctioning procedure must be established in each member state, as well as the closure and post-closure obligations of the storage permit holder.

The overview can be accessed online and a copy of the Directive can be found here.