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Here’s a list of the new coal projects in Germany. Briefly, six projects (7.2GW, 45.4MT CO2) are under construction, while a further 24 projects (23.6GW, 134MT CO2) are in the development pipeline. Does anyone out there know the net position, i.e. also what total capacity (fossil & non-fossil) is closing? Under the unified EU ETS… » read more

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World coal body backs AM-500

The World Coal Institute is calling all members of Parliament’s Environment Committee to support Amendment 500 on ‘Super Tuesday’, 7 October, when legislative reports on 3 of 4 parts of the EU climate & energy package will be adopted. In its position paper, the WCI says: “Adoption of amendment 500 is a critical step towards… » read more

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ZEP, the European Zero-Emissions Technology Platform, has this week written to all 68 Members of Parliament’s Environment Committee calling on them to support Amendment 500 in voting on the DOYLE REPORT (ETS Revision) on 7 October. You can find a copy of the letter posted here, with the amendment itself on page 3 of the… » read more

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Einladung CCS & Klimawandel: Workshop zur Entwicklung von Abscheidung und Speicherung von Kohlendioxid (Carbon Capture & Storage, CCS) im Rahmen des EU-Klima- und Energiepakets Montag, den 22. September 2008, 15.00-16.00 Uhr Raum ASP 5G315, Europäisches Parlament, Brüssel Unter der Leitung von MdEP Norbert Glante   Redner: Dr. Helmar Rendez, Senior Vice President, Vattenfall Europe Dr.… » read more

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Reuters reports here that the European Commission says it could now accept a version of a European Parliament proposal to use some ETS allowances to support a European CCS demonstration programme. Amendment 500, as it is known, reserves up to 500M allowances over the period to 2020 to reward successful demonstration projects. It will be… » read more

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