SCCS briefing: Europe must integrate CCS into 2030 climate and energy framework to regain lost momentum, other countries moving faster

2014-03-01 10:56 by Anja Reitz

The SCCS policy briefing follows the publication yesterday of the Global CCS Institute's 2014 review of CCS progress worldwide, which concluded that Europe is "lagging behind" progress on CCS being made in the USA, Canada and China. The GCCSI also highlighted that industrial CCS projects are under construction in Australia (for natural gas processing) and the United Arab Emirates (for steel production).

The European Commission's recent proposals for 2030 recognised that CCS is required in order to cost-effectively decarbonise Europe’s industrial and power sectors. However, it failed to include specific policy incentives or any indication of the level of CCS deployment required by 2030 as a means to achieving reductions of CO2 emissions of 80-95% by 2050.


Source: Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage, News, 19 Feb 2014

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