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Zero is the only acceptable leakage rate for geologically stored CO2: an editorial comment

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  • Minh Ha-Duong

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    (CIRED - Centre International de Recherche sur l'Environnement et le Développement - CIRAD : UMR56 - CNRS : UMR8568 - Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) - Ecole des Ponts ParisTech - AgroParisTech)

  • Rodica Loisel

    (CIRED - Centre International de Recherche sur l'Environnement et le Développement - CIRAD : UMR56 - CNRS : UMR8568 - Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) - Ecole des Ponts ParisTech - AgroParisTech)

Abstract

Leakage is one of the main concerns of all parties involved with the development of Carbon Capture and Storage. From an economic point of view, Van der Zwaan and Gerlagh (2009) suggest that CCS remains a valuable option even with CO2 leakage rate as high as of a few % per year. But what is valuable is, ultimately, determined by social preferences and parameters that are beyond economic modeling. Examining the point of view of four stakeholder groups: industry, policy-makers, environmental NGOs and the general public, we conclude that there is a social agreement today: zero is the only acceptable carbon leakage rate.

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Paper provided by HAL in its series Post-Print with number hal-00348128.

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Date of creation: 2009
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Publication status: Published, Climatic Change, 2009, 93, 3, 311-317
Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-00348128

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  1. Minh Ha-Duong & Ana Sofia Campos & Alain Nadai, 2009. "A survey on the public perception of CCS in France," Post-Print halshs-00200894, HAL.
  2. Zwaan, B. van der & Gerlagh, R., 2009. "Economics of geological CO2 storage and leakage," Open Access publications from Tilburg University urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-3777016, Tilburg University.
  3. Minh Ha-Duong & David Keith, 2003. "Carbon storage: the economic efficiency of storing CO2 in leaky reservoirs," Post-Print halshs-00003927, HAL.
  4. Bob van der Zwaan & Reyer Gerlagh, 2008. "The Economics of Geological CO2 Storage and Leakage," Working Papers 2008.10, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.
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  1. Minh Ha-Duong & Rodica Loisel, 2011. "Actuarial risk assessment of expected fatalities attributable to carbon capture and storage in 2050," Post-Print halshs-00487175, HAL.

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