EU adopts measures to support CCS

2014-01-18 08:10 by Anja Reitz

The report (download here) by Mr Davies includes recommendations for funding, regulatory measures and the promotion of CCS in the industrial sector. It was passed by a large majority and could signify a return of CCS to the forefront of EU climate policy.

Bellona provdes a full summary here

Dr. Graeme Sweeney, Chairman of the Zero Emissions Platform (ZEP), commented:

“We welcome the result of today’s vote, which is a clear step in the right direction for Carbon Capture and Storage in Europe. We commend the ambitious efforts of MEP Davies and all the supportive MEPs for the success of today’s vote. MEP Davies has identified the necessary elements for creating the right environment for CCS roll-out. Calling on the European Commission to conduct an analysis on the possibility of a certificates system for long-term funding of CCS development is a welcome step towards identifying appropriate financing mechanisms. CCS certificates, if carefully designed for a defined volume, are one of the instruments to consider, certainly in the short term.


Source: Carbon Capture Journal, 14 Jan 2014

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