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IEA CCS roadmap released

The email from IEA today reads: “The IEA released this week its CCS roadmap at the CSLF Ministerial in London, and subsequently at the IEA Ministerial in Paris. The roadmap for the first time spells out a detailed scenario for expanding CCS from its current demonstration phase to full commercialisation and large-scale deployment between now… » read more

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Platts have recently announced initial details of their 4th annual CCS conference, to be held in London in February. This follows previous conferences in Berlin (2007) and Brussels (2008). Further info here. I expect to be there at least on the second day. As usual, I’m ready to post other European CCS event news on… » read more

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UK confers on permit regime

The UK has recently launched a three-month public comment period on its planned permitting regime for CO2 geological storage. Details available here.

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The Belchatow power plant in Poland is bidding for upto €180M in EU assistance to build a CCS demonstration plant at the side of its new Alstom-supplied unit 13, as described in this Reuters video news package. The EU funding would be from the recently agreed Energy Recovery Plan’s €1.05 billion set-aside for CCS projects.

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Here the latest EEA press release and report on European air pollution. It’s interesting to note how, compared to so-called flexible mechanisms, traditional regulation produces results.

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The Europe CCS technology development platform ZEP has a new all-singing all-dancing website. I know the production team will welcome your feedback, either here below or directly to them via contact page.

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Sandbag, an youngish and coolish climate NGO based in London, has launched a new report on the state-of-play in the EU ETS and why the system is not working as it should. An effective ETS is Sandbag’s raison d’etre, so it’s people tend to know what they are talking about. Using the recently released 2008… » read more

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