How the Dutch evaluate CCS options in comparison with other CO2 mitigation options
As the Dutch government as well as the European Union have set themselves clear goals for the reduction of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere, significant efforts are being made by many to achieve the desired CO2 emissions reduction targets (e.g. 50% reduction in 2050 at the EU level). For the actual implementation of new technologies such as CO2 capture and storage the development of social support can be crucial. One of the goals of the CATO program was to learn more about the factors which affect societal support (or the lack of it) for CO2 capture and storage technologies.