Carbon Capture and Storage: Realising the Potential

Mr Navraj Singh Ghaleigh, Lecturer in Public Law, is part of a research team that was recently awarded a grant of £415,000 for its work in the area of carbon capture and storage.  The project, entitled 'Carbon Capture and Storge: Realising the Potential', is led by Professor Jim Watson (University of Sussex) and Professor Stuart Haszeldine (University of Edinburgh, School of Geosciences), funded by the UK Energy Research Council.

Mr Navraj Singh Ghaleigh, Lecturer in Public Law, is part of a research team that was recently awarded a grant of £415,000 for its work in the area of carbon capture and storage.  The project, entitled 'Carbon Capture and Storge: Realising the Potential', is led by Professor Jim Watson (University of Sussex) and Professor Stuart Haszeldine (University of Edinburgh, School of Geosciences), funded by the UK Energy Research Council.

The overarching objectives of the project are to support the prudent governance of CCS technology in the UK and worldwide. This technology has the potential to reduce CO2 emissions, and so may improve the quality of life, long term health and sustainability of industrialised society. However, there are multiple technical, economic and legal surrounding CCS. These mean that its contribution to climate change mitigation – and the timescale over which this contribution may be made - cannot be taken for granted.

The CCS technologies have significant potential legal and other risks, e.g. due to environmental impacts of geological storage. These uncertainties pose governance challenges. If the transition of CCS technologies to full scale deployment happens quickly, this will have benefits for the UK economy in the formation of new products, new businesses and wealth creation. Equally, policy makers and investors need to act sooner rather than later to deploy alternative options if CCS is not progressing as expected.

Academic Profile: Mr Navraj Singh Ghaleigh

LLM Global Environment and Climate Change Law