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The UNFCCC is offering code to put Countdown Clocks like this one on webpages all over the world. Link to UNFCCC. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://unfccc.int/files/inc/graphics/application/x-shockwave-flash/cop15_countdown_mini.swf” width=”400″ height=”200″ wmode=”transparent” /]

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According to ENDS, Council will formally adopted the new CO2 Geological Storage Directive on Monday 6 April, without debate. This follows Parliament adoption on 17 December and the normal legal and linguitic checks that are carried out on all new laws. The final text was posted in the Council register here two days ago. Signature… » read more

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Coal industry can begin deploying CCS technology now: WCI chief Copenhagen (Platts)–18Mar2009–Carbon capture and storage technology has developed to the point where it can now deliver up to 55% of the emission reductions needed to fight global warming worldwide up to 2100, World Coal Institute CEO Milton Catelin said Wednesday on the sidelines of a… » read more

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Most of the EP 1st reading plenary amendments have not yet been posted on-line. Here are the CO2 amendments, 136-139, for next week. As we understand it at the time of writing, the President’s decisions on admissiblity are still pending.

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(UPDATED) Several MEPs hosted an event on Tuesday 3 March in the European Parliament to consider CO2 emission performance standards in the context of the new Industrial Emisssions (IPPC) Directive (IED). Details are contained in this poster and in these amendments. The new IED regime will see the merger of the 1996 IPPC directive, the… » read more

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