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Just released is this revised draft of Articles 1-13 of the legislative proposal. Note that this document is about a month old, and that Counciil deliberations are on-going. /MJ

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AOMORI, Japan (AFP) — The Group of Eight industrial powers said Sunday they hoped to launch 20 large projects to bury greenhouse gas by 2010 and aimed to broadly deploy the technology a decade later. Full story.

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The European Parliament will next discuss the CCS legislative proposal, including Chris Davies’ Draft Report, on Monday 23 June from 3pm onwards, according to the provisional draft Environment Committee agenda. (This doc is not yet available of the EP website.)

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“Cutting carbon dioxide emissions is a fine idea, and a lot of companies would be proud to do it. But they would prefer to be second, if not third or fourth. This is not a good way to get started in fighting global warming.” – New York Times weekend feature.

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The Slovenian presidency has compiled a progress report on the climate & energy legislative package ahead of Council meetings on Environment (Thursday 5 Jun) & Energy (Friday 6 Jun). The CO2 geological storage proposal is dealt with in Annex 2 (pages 11-14).

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(Sorry that this post is not in correct date order.) On 28 May, the European Parliament held a half-day workshop to assess the European Commission’s CCS legislative proposal, which forms part of the wider climate & energy package. The workshop was hosted by Chris Davies MEP (Rapportuer on the main CCS element in the package)… » read more

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IEA Energy Technology Perspectives 2008, launched in Tokyo on 6 June, calls for CCS plants to be built at a rate of approximately one per week for the next forty years (36-55 plants per year, 500MW each) across both coal and gas fuel-types.

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“Many of these projects were derailed by the short-term pressure of rising construction costs. But scientists say the result, unless the situation can be turned around, will be a long-term disaster.”

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[Updated with link to Powerpoints.] A European Parliament workshop this week (Tue 3 Jun) discussed options for supporting large-scale CCS demonstration plants. EurActiv’s report on the event is here, while the slide presentations are here. The meeting was organised by Chris Davies MEP, EP Rapportuer on the proposed directive together with the International Emissions Trading… » read more

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