Full Title: Analysis of Existing and Possible Regimes for Carbon Capture and Sequestration: A Review for Policymakers
Author(s): Elizabeth Lokey Aldrich, Cassandra Koerner, and David Solan
Publisher(s): Energy Policy Institute (EPI) and Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES)
Publication Date: 04/2011


Energy use worldwide continues to increase and while renewables, nuclear, and other energy sources provide carbon-free fuel, these alternatives cannot yet dominate the energy landscape due to technical limitations of integration, cost, and political resistance. Therefore, the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development predicts that the use of coal will increase by 52 percent and attendant carbon dioxide emissions are expected to climb by an additional 790 million metric tons by 2030. Future laws and regulations to control greenhouse gases will provide a driver for carbon capture and sequestration (CCS), and the International Energy Agency predicts that CCS will comprise up to 19 percent of mitigation activities by 2050.