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EP: Key vote delayed

SEE NEW POST ABOVE DATED 28 AUGUST. In Parliament, the Environment Committee’s planned vote on the draft law on CO2 geological storage has been postponed to 16 October. The vote, originally due to be taken in Strasbourg on 25 September, was postponed due to “scheduling difficulties”, according to well-placed sources. Planned lead-committee votes on the… » read more

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The European Commission is preparing its second Strategic Energy Review (SER-2), which is slated for completion by the end of this year. As part of this, an on-line public consultation was opened recently. SER-1 in 2007 led to the four main legislative proposals that are now being examined by Parliament and Council. The Commission’s conclusions… » read more

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CCS will be discussed in the European Parliament’s energy committee (ITRE) twice next Wednesday. In the morning, MEPs will discuss the Draft Report by Christian Ehler on funding early demonstration projects, while the Draft Opinion by Françoise Grossetête on the legislative proposal will be aired at the end of the afternoon. The so-far unpublished meeting… » read more

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MEPs Avril Doyle (EPP, IR), Linda McAvan (PSE, UK) & Chris Davies (ALDE, UK) have jointly tabled a key amendment that seeks to reserve upto 500M EU CO2 emissions allowances to reward succesful early-mover large-scale demonstration projects. The allowances would be issued from 2013 onwards, but qualifying projects would secure public-private agreements to participate in… » read more

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The next full discussion in the Environment Commitee of the DAVIES, DOYLE and HASSI reports will be on 8 September from 3pm. More info here. Additional detailed information tracking EP procedures can be found here.

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UPDATED with links to slide presentations. Chris Davies MEP held a seminar on CCS on Wed 2 July, the invite to which read: “The International Energy Agency last month reported that the implementation of carbon capture and storage technology was urgent and essential if the world is to keep the lights on while reducing the… » read more

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Eight organisations – Alstom, Bellona, E3G, Fortum, CCC, Shell, SINTEF, and Vattenfall – have this week sent a joint letter to EU energy & environment ministers, ahead of their informal joint meeting in Paris. The letter sets out the role CCS should play in overall climate mitigation strategies and in particular urges support for a… » read more

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