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The Lodz region of Poland is organising a half-day high-level conference on Wednesday 18 March in Brussels to present initial plans for a CCS demonstration project at the Belchatów power plant, Europe’s largest thermal power plant. Here you can access the event’s description, agenda and registration form.

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Ministers in London have at last begun preparing their response to last December’s Turner Report on how to organise at least an 80% reduction in UK GHG emissions by mid-century. Power generation, and coal in particular, is at the heart of the debate. In today’s Guardian here, the government signals for the first time that… » read more

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New NGO centre in Brussels

With apologies to readers beyond Brussels, I want to share my excitement at the new NGO centre that is just opening here. Mundo B, as it’s named, will house around 25 different environment and development groups under the same roof, including Friends of the Earth, Climate Action Network and the European Climate Foundation. Located on… » read more

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In California, the public utilities commission (CPUC) has refused a proposal by Hydrogen Energy to load up to $30M of development costs for the Carson IGCC demo project on to customers in its area. Though supporting CCS as a concept, CPUC suggests that the “costs and risks” be shared amongt it and other utilities in… » read more

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European Commission plans to allocated unspent EU money on new energy infrastructure and technologies are supported by Eurelectric, the power industry trade association, in position paper posted on-line today. See latest news section on http://www.eurelectric.org/ home page.

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Platts’ 3rd annual European CCS conference takes place at the Hilton in Brussels next week. The event is all-day Thursday and Friday until lunchtime. I should have posted this link to the details page way back; sorry. I’m told there a few places left (though at commerical rates for a commericial conference!). Usually the content… » read more

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There’s to be another panel debate in the European Parliament, this time on Wednesday 25 February from 6.30pm. The event is a part of the Comment: Visions series, organised by European Voice and Euronews and supported by Shell, and will reflect on progress made and changing circumstances in the EU CCS world since a similar… » read more

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This Reuters wire published yesterday is based on official country-by-country plant data available here. The document is compliled from reports submitted by EU member states to the European Commission according to the 2001 Large Combustion Plant Directive. A 1-page graphical summary of the data is here. Knowing in detail where and when highly polluting installations… » read more

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