CCS Guidelines for Carbon Dioxide Capture, Transport, and Storage


World Resources Institute
Sarah M. Wade
Dr. S. Julio Friedmann
Thomas E. Curry
Freeti Verma
Sarah M. Forbes

These guidelines complement U.S. federal and state level regulations by harnessing the insights of over 80 World Resources Institute-selected stakeholders to examine, describe and explain best practices for the implementing specific carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects. The guidelines provide a set of practical considerations for demonstrating and deploying CCS technologies. Guideline development was premised on five principles: (1) protect human health and safety, (2) protect ecosystems, (3) protect underground resources, (4) ensure market confidence in emission reductions through regulatory clarity and proper greenhouse gas accounting and (5) facilitate cost-effective, timely deployment. The results highlight best practice policies.