On December 5, 2017, U.S. Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy (ASFE) Steven Winberg led the Policy Group meeting at the 7th Ministerial Meeting of the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry represented the U.S. as co-chair of the ministerial meeting.
The Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) Large-Scale Saline Storage Project Network will form a global network of large-scale carbon dioxide injection sites that can share best practices, operational experience, and key lessons to advance the deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS).
U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Norwegian Minister for Petroleum and Energy Tord Lien agreed to enhance the cooperation between the United States and Norway within the field of carbon capture. The purpose of the accord is to speed up the development of capture technologies.
The Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum has added five new carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects to its existing research and development portfolio in an ongoing effort to bring together developed and developing nations in a collaborative quest to curtail anthropogenic emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide.
The 5th Ministerial Conference, coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF), will reaffirm that carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a critically important low-carbon technology with application beyond coal power generation, and will call upon CSLF Ministers to support more coordinated near-term global actions to further develop and deploy CCS.
At the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum's (CSLF’s) Fourth Ministerial Meeting in Beijing, China, the CSLF added six new carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) projects, bringing the total number of recognized projects to 36.
At the Fourth Ministerial Meeting in Beijing, China, the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) announced a new $3 million fund to help support nine capacity building projects in five emerging economies. The fund is part of the CSLF program to accelerate development and commercial deployment of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) demonstrations.
Energy and environment ministers from the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) member nations affirmed that carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) is an indispensible element of any effective response to climate change and urged the world to increase the number of large demonstrations to enable the deployment of CCUS commercially by the end of this decade.