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G8 nations earlier this year together called for 20 CCS demo projects as soon as possible. Here’s a rough calculation, sent to me recently, indicating how the effort to deliver such a global programme could be shared, if the distribution were based on the GDP of each country or block. EU 9 US 7 Japan… » read more

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This informal and unofficial Commission paper, which in effect responds to Amendment 56 in the EP Davies Report (formerly Amendment 500) was released earlier this week. I understand that it will be discussed by Council delegations in the coming days. In my personal view, the Commission is not trying hard enough to help set up… » read more

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ZEP annual conference docs

All the documents from today’s ZEP annual meeting in Brussels are now posted in a ZIP file on the ZEP website, here. I’m assuming the docs are the same as those we were given on the Flash memory stick. In addition, Commissioner Piebalgs speech, including the new criteria for ETS-based technology support, is here.

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Eurelectric has written to members of the European Parliament opposing CO2 pollution controls on new power plants and calling for existing pollution control law to be relaxed. You can read the letter to MEPs and voting recommendations at these links.

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Here’s the Council Presidency timetable for trialogue negotiations between it and Parliament. Please note that details can change at short notice.

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(Updated: links are now unbroken.) Here (doc 1, doc 2, and doc 3) are the otherwise-unpublished documents that will form the basis of the behind-closed-doors ‘trialogue’ legislative negotiations between Parliament, Council and the Commission. I understand the first planned trialogue meeting, which was due on Tuesday 4 November, was cancelled, to allow all sides more… » read more

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This unofficial document shows the lastest known positions of the three EU law-making Institutions, as follows: Column 1 is the Commission’s original proposal of 23 January 2008; Column 2 in the Davies Report, as adopted in Parliament’s Environment Committee on 7 October; Column 3 is the lastest available Council/Presidency draft, dated c. mid-October. While this… » read more

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EP: Davies Report – Final

Here is the Davies Report, as adopted in ENVI last week, which contains 144 amendments to the Commission’s orginal legislative proposal. The report will now go forward into the informal trilogue negotiation with Council with the aim of a 1st-reading agreement by the end of the year.

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