Norway and the US Forge Ahead in Carbon Capture and Storage, Aiming for Industrial Decarbonization



Norway and the United States are at the forefront of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology, leveraging their extensive experience in the oil and gas industries to tackle emissions from hard-to-abate sectors such as cement, steel, and chemical industries. The video highlights the significant investments and developments in CCS, including the revamping of a cement factory in Brevik, Norway, by Heidelberg Materials to produce the world’s first Net Zero cement. It also touches on the challenges and criticisms of CCS, particularly its costs, risks, and the necessity of international cooperation for CO2 storage.

  • Norway and the US are leading in carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology, capitalizing on their oil and gas industry expertise.
  • The Norwegian government is heavily funding CCS projects, including subsidizing 80% of a project for Heidelberg Materials in Brevik, Norway, to create the world’s first Net Zero cement.
  • CCS technology faces legal and public resistance in Germany, leading to its ban, although recent proposals aim to allow it in specific sectors and offshore areas.
  • The Northern Lights project, a joint venture between Shell, Total Energies, and Equinor in Norway, is a significant part of the country’s CCS strategy, aiming to store CO2 under the seabed starting in 2024.
  • CCS is viewed as essential for reducing emissions in industries where other emissions-cutting measures are insufficient or impractical.
  • The US has seen a boost in CCS investment due to financial incentives from President Joe Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act.
  • CCS involves capturing CO2 emissions at their source, transporting them, and storing them underground or under the seabed to prevent them from entering the atmosphere.
  • There are concerns about the safety and environmental impact of CCS, including the potential for CO2 leakage and the implications for marine protection zones.
  • Norwegian public support for CCS is high, attributed to the country’s technological optimism and history with the technology.
  • International cooperation is crucial for CCS’s success, as countries like Germany may need to export CO2 for storage elsewhere due to domestic opposition and legal restrictions.
  • The video poses a question about whether the benefits and necessity of CCS outweigh its risks, considering the urgent need to reduce global emissions.

DW News is a global news TV program broadcast by German public state-owned international broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW).

AllSides Media Bias Rating: Center

Official website:

Original video here.

This summary has been generated by AI.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *