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Parliament has changed its internal rules to give itself greater procedural flexibility when introducing legislative amendments to certain “re-cast” proposals that do not already have Commission support. In a change to Rule 80a via the Corbett Report this week (Wed 6 May), which helps to apply the so-called re-cast technique to new or amended legislation,… » read more

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Today, the UK has launched a consultation on mandating CCS on new coal plants and the potential of implementing such a policy through binding emissions performance standards. Press release. (I’m in a meeting now but I will likely post other links here later today.)

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Back At Work!

After roughly a month’s break I shall shortly be back at work in Brussels in a new job with the WWF European Policy team. My main task is to coordinate various initiatives that lead to CO2 emission perfomace standards (EPS) being included in the Union’s new Industrial Emissions (IPPC) framework law (either by way of… » read more

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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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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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Article in The (London) Times, 11 February 2009. “National Grid is drawing up plans for a new business unit that will pipe carbon dioxide emissions from UK power stations for storage in geological formations beneath the North Sea, The Times has learnt. National Grid believes the business, dubbed National Grid Carbon, can play a major… » read more

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Coalfinger

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

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