About the council
The National Carbon Capture and Storage (NCCS) Council was established by the Australian Government in March 2011. It was created to oversee the implementation of the work of the former National Low Emissions Coal (NLEC) Council and the Carbon Storage Taskforce (CSTF) established under the National Low Emissions Coal Initiative.
The NCCS Council membership includes representatives from:
- the coal industry
- oil and gas sectors
- coal and gas-fired power generators
- the research community
- several state governments
- the Australian Government.
About the National Low Emissions Coal Council
The National Low Emissions Coal (NLEC) Council was created in 2008, primarily to develop the National Low Emissions Coal Strategy.
The NLEC Council delivered the National Low Emissions Coal Strategy to the Minister for Resources and Energy in September 2009. An update paper was also developed reflective of recent climate change and carbon capture and storage (CCS) activities (see Related documents).
The NLEC Council was superseded by the NCCS Council.
For more information about the National Carbon Capture and Storage contact the Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Division on (02) 6243 7050.