Societal responses to CO2 storage in the UK: media, stakeholder and public perspectives

Clair Gough, Rebecca Cunningham, Sarah Mander

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Abstract

This paper summarises results from empirical research with the broad aim of exploring societal responses to CO2 storage, framed around the concept of social license to operate (SLO). The essential characteristic of SLO is based on a partnership between communities, operators and government and is thus dependent on a variety of factors that contribute to building trust between the stakeholders. Drawing on data from media analysis, stakeholder interviews and focus groups deployed in two locations in the UK, we explore social factors that could influence an emerging SLO for CO2 storage in the UK, drawing lessons from an analogous technology
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnergy Procedia
Pages7310-7316
Number of pages6
Volume114
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event13th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, - Lausanne, Switzerland
Duration: 14 Nov 201618 Nov 2016

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies,
Abbreviated titleGHGT-13
Country/TerritorySwitzerland
CityLausanne
Period14/11/1618/11/16

Keywords

  • social license to operate; fracking, focus group, CCS

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