Permitting cross border networks in relation to monitoring, verification and accounting under EU-ETS

This deliverable discusses the permitting of cross border CO2 transport networks in relation to monitoring, verification and accounting under EU-ETS. The legal perspective on permitting and technical requirements for permits are investigated in relation to developing future cross border CO2 transport networks. An analysis on possible barriers for the development of cross border CO2 transport networks is made, as well as recommendations for implementation and improvements on the existing legislative framework.

The Commission Decision as regards to the inclusion of monitoring and reporting guidelines for greenhouse gas emissions from the capture, transport and geological storage of carbon dioxide (EU, 2010) is a background for this deliverable. The exact implementation of these rules is of great importance for permit holders, as it can ease requirements for monitoring.