CCS Wire

MEPs Avril Doyle (EPP, IR), Linda McAvan (PSE, UK) & Chris Davies (ALDE, UK) have jointly tabled a key amendment that seeks to reserve upto 500M EU CO2 emissions allowances to reward succesful early-mover large-scale demonstration projects. The allowances would be issued from 2013 onwards, but qualifying projects would secure public-private agreements to participate in… » read more

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The next full discussion in the Environment Commitee of the DAVIES, DOYLE and HASSI reports will be on 8 September from 3pm. More info here. Additional detailed information tracking EP procedures can be found here.

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UPDATED with links to slide presentations. Chris Davies MEP held a seminar on CCS on Wed 2 July, the invite to which read: “The International Energy Agency last month reported that the implementation of carbon capture and storage technology was urgent and essential if the world is to keep the lights on while reducing the… » read more

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Eight organisations – Alstom, Bellona, E3G, Fortum, CCC, Shell, SINTEF, and Vattenfall – have this week sent a joint letter to EU energy & environment ministers, ahead of their informal joint meeting in Paris. The letter sets out the role CCS should play in overall climate mitigation strategies and in particular urges support for a… » read more

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(Source: Point Carbon, London, 24 June 2008) The European commission is on the verge of dropping its opposition to giving power companies extra allowances from the region’s cap and trade scheme to kick start the development of carbon capture and storage technology, claims an MEP.

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Here’s part of the 20-June EU summit communique covering climate & energy issues. The Commission is called on “to bring forward as soon as possible a mechanism to incentivise Member State and private sector investment to ensure the construction and operation by 2015 of up to 12 [CCS] demonstration plants“. Compared to the March 2007… » read more

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http://www.350.org/ I like this. Please visit the site, and pass on the link.

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One hundred and forty four votes was reasonable result this week for the first Parliamentary outing of legislative amendments that would require new fossil-fuelled power stations not to emit more than 350g CO2 per kilowatt hour of energy output. Such a limit effectively bans new CO2 unabated coal plants, while allowing high-efficiency gas plants including… » read more

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