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With the kind help of those nice folks at Blogactiv, I’ve added a new picture to the top of this page. (Previously there was just a standard image.) The image is of one of the CO2 injection wells connected to the In Salah natural gas plant in Algeria, a joint venture between BP, Statoil, and… » read more

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As the final deals on the Package near, Poland (27 votes out of 345 in total) remains the most awkward negotiator. In particular, the unique Polish response to the ETS proposal was influence significantly on a now infamous report by EnerSys, which predicted much economic damage. That report, swallowed i.a. by Ernst & Young in… » read more

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Here is the lastest available version of the ‘trialogue’ negotiating text between Parliament, Council and the Commission. I note in Article 32, the Presidency is proposing to make capture ready only optional!

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Act now (60-second movie)

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I recently discovered this lecture series, organised by the Institute of European Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (UVB). The events are free of charge and open to the public. There are still 4 of the 12 lectures still to run before the end of the year. Having attended one last week, I can confirm… » read more

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G8 nations earlier this year together called for 20 CCS demo projects as soon as possible. Here’s a rough calculation, sent to me recently, indicating how the effort to deliver such a global programme could be shared, if the distribution were based on the GDP of each country or block. EU 9 US 7 Japan… » read more

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This informal and unofficial Commission paper, which in effect responds to Amendment 56 in the EP Davies Report (formerly Amendment 500) was released earlier this week. I understand that it will be discussed by Council delegations in the coming days. In my personal view, the Commission is not trying hard enough to help set up… » read more

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ZEP annual conference docs

All the documents from today’s ZEP annual meeting in Brussels are now posted in a ZIP file on the ZEP website, here. I’m assuming the docs are the same as those we were given on the Flash memory stick. In addition, Commissioner Piebalgs speech, including the new criteria for ETS-based technology support, is here.

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Coalfinger

Here’s ‘something for the weekend’: www.coalfinger.com

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