Carbon Capture and Storage Policy in China
This paper examines the current state of Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage technology (CCUS) in China as well as the related climate change policy, laws, and initiatives that might be used to encourage the large-scale deployment of carbon sequestration in China. The paper is organized in six sections. Section I examines the overall status of CCUS development in China, including CCUS research activities and demonstration project deployment. Section II discusses the broader environment of national climate change policies issued by the State Council (namely the Central People’s Government) and how it accommodates CCUS development policy. Section III reviews China’s technology policy and roadmap and how they guide the direction of research and development (R and D) of CCUS, as well as China’s development policy for implementing CCUS pilots and demonstration projects. Section IV explores Chinese environmental and energy laws that could be used for regulating CCUS activities and clarifying liability accordingly. Section V focuses on China’s cooperation with international organizations and developed countries to conduct R and D of advanced CCUS technologies and launch demonstration projects. Section VI overviews the barriers and challenges posed to CCUS in China in the future.
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