Kern Florian, Gaede James, Meadowcroft James, Watson Jim

Nouvelles technologies
Titre Ouvrage:
The political economy of carbon capture and storage: An analysis of two demonstration projects
Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Available online 26 September 2015
The development of the CCS technology remains slow on the ground ; this paper asks why it is so difficult to get demonstration projects off the ground. The argument is that it is not only project-specific factors that determine the feasibility of demonstration, but given the need for government support, a variety of political economy factors influence decision-making processes by policy makers and companies ;  it discusses two specific projects, Longannet in the UK and Quest in Canada, and explains why one failed and the other one is under construction. The analysis shows that although climate change has been a more important policy concern in the UK compared to Canada, the specific political economy situation of fossil fuel rich provinces like Alberta has led to the Quest project going forward.