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A new web-site was launch today contain the results of more than 6000 plenary roll-call votes by the European Parliament over the last five years. Votewatch.eu is based publicly-available but previously difficult-to-access data. This page, for example, shows the results of the final legislative resolution on the proposed C02 Geological Storage directive last December.

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While I post the link to this conference site ‘for the record’, I do not see what the point of yet another blah-blah-blah CCS conference is. Perhaps some reader might explain – using the comment section below – what is unique about this event that would justify the CO2 hit of upto “200 people” flying… » read more

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The Canadian federal government is also reviewing its coal and power policies, according to this Globe and Mail report.

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Some of you reading here may not yet know about the excellent on-line resources developed in the Centre for Law and the Environment at University College London (UCL). Recently the site has added a searchable database making it even easier to find key texts that relate to the legal frameworks in which CCS is operating,… » read more

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[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/4ql38W-vduM” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] PS – Not all oil companies act like ExxonMobil.

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Countdown to Copenhagen

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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