Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

The next steps for carbon capture usage and storage in the UK

Morning, Tuesday, 12th February 2019

Central London


This seminar will be a timely opportunity to discuss the future regulatory landscape of carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) technologies in the UK, opportunities for government support and policy priorities to make large-scale CCUS a reality in the future.

With the Government reaffirming its commitment to develop CCUS technology in the Clean Growth Strategy, but cutting the budget to kick-start the industry from £1bn to £100m, this seminar will examine the prospects for making the technology more commercially viable at scale.

Following the launch of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee’s inquiry into the future of CCUS, and conflicting advice from the Committee on Climate Change and National Infrastructure Commission on the need for CCUS, attendees will look at what is needed to make the industry more attractive.

Further sessions will examine the opportunities for international relationships in developing CCUS, reducing costs and promoting innovation, as well as the challenges for retrofitting the technology on existing industrial sites and storing carbon.

Keynote Speakers

Will Lochhead

Head of CCUS Policy Team, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Dr Luke Warren

Chief Executive, Carbon Capture and Storage Association

Mike Hemsley

Senior Power Analyst, Committee on Climate Change

Katie Black

Head of Transport, Energy and Digital Policy, National Infrastructure Commission


Alex Cunningham MP

Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Carbon Capture and Storage


Charlotte Morgan

Partner, Linklaters

Matthew Rooney

Engineering Policy Adviser, Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Stuart McKay

Head, CCS and Hydrogen Policy, The Scottish Government

Michael Padua

Director, Alberta United Kingdom Office, High Commission of Canada

Professor Chris Rayner

Director, C-Capture and Director, Keracol

Allan Baker

Head of Power Advisory & Project Finance, Societe Generale