The Group of Experts on Cleaner Electricity Production from Fossil Fuels is a subsidiary body of the Committee on Sustainable Energy (CSE) that focuses on activities that significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel-fired electricity generation. These activities are developed and implemented with the active participation of UNECE member States, representatives from the energy and financial sectors and civil society, independent experts and the academia.
NEW Revised recommendations to the UNFCCC on how carbon capture and storage could contribute to reducing net GHG emissions (ECE/ENERGY/2014/5, 10 November 2014). The Committee on Sustainable Energy will be asked to consider endorsing the recommendations at the twenty-third session of the Committee, Geneva 19-21 November.
UNECE preparing recommendations to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change on carbon capture and storage
At its 2013 session the UNECE Group of Experts on Cleaner Electricity Production from Fossil Fuels agreed to prepare recommendations to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on how carbon capture and storage (CCS) in cleaner electricity production, as well as CCS for enhanced oil recovery, could be used in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The Group of Experts has so far held three rounds of consultations:
- On 26 March 2014, the Chair of the Group of Experts, Mr. Barry Worthington, and the Vice Chair, Mr. Vladimir Budinsky visited the UNFCCC Secretariat in Bonn.
- On 1 July 2014, consultations were held in Washington, DC with US-based stakeholders, including the US Department of Energy and the US Energy Association. Mr. Barry Worthington (Chair of the Group of Experts) participated.
- On 23 July 2014, consultations were held in London with various stakeholders including the Global CCS Institute, IEA, IEA Clean Coal Centre, World Energy Council as well as other European and international stakeholders. Mr. Barry Worthington (Chair of the Group of Experts) and Mr. Sergey Katyshev (Vice Chair of the Group of Experts) also participated.
Mr Viktor Badaker
Secretary, Group of Experts on Cleaner Electricity Production from Fossil Fuels
News & Publications
NEW Exploring the role of fossil fuels in achieving environmental, economic and social objectives (UNECE Weekly No. 599, 27-31 October 2014)
UNECE and CIS Electric Power Council sign MoU in Baku: on 25 April at the 45th meeting of the CIS Electric Power Council in Baku, UNECE and the CIS Electric Power Council signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The MoU was signed by UNECE Deputy Executive Secretary Andrey Vasilyev and th Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak.