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EP: Buzek Report

Here’s the BUZEK Report, reviewing the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan, as amended following the votes in the ITRE committee on 3 June. The document, a non-binding Parliamentary resolution, is due to be debated in Plenary on Wednesday 8 July and adopted the following day. Further changes in Plenary are of course possible. More background… » read more

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Parliament’s temporary commitee on climate change (CLIM) meets again on 23-24 June. The first day (at least) will be a hearing on “Achieving significant CO2 emission reductions in short time: learning from best practices regarding successful policies and technologies“. The second day’s agenda is not yet clear (to me) but a number of working papers… » read more

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In Strasbourg next week (Wed 18 June), the European Parliament will vote on a legislative amendment to EU electricity law requiring all new power plants not to emit more that 350g CO2 per kwh of output (i.e. both power and heat). A limit value of 350g effectively bans the construction of new conventional coal plants… » read more

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(Updated with DOYLE report.) The Draft Reports by Avril Doyle MEP and Satu Hassi MEP, which both impact on the development of CCS, will next be discussed in the Environment Committee on 25 June. The reports, in all languages versions, are being published here. The DOYLE Draft Report is available here too.

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While ENVI is the committee leading EP work on the CCS proposal, the ITRE committee is also involved. MEP Françoise Grossetête is ITRE draftswoman. Her Draft Opinion can be found here at point 8. The amendments deadline is 13 June at noon.

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Just released is this revised draft of Articles 1-13 of the legislative proposal. Note that this document is about a month old, and that Counciil deliberations are on-going. /MJ

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AOMORI, Japan (AFP) — The Group of Eight industrial powers said Sunday they hoped to launch 20 large projects to bury greenhouse gas by 2010 and aimed to broadly deploy the technology a decade later. Full story.

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The European Parliament will next discuss the CCS legislative proposal, including Chris Davies’ Draft Report, on Monday 23 June from 3pm onwards, according to the provisional draft Environment Committee agenda. (This doc is not yet available of the EP website.)

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“Cutting carbon dioxide emissions is a fine idea, and a lot of companies would be proud to do it. But they would prefer to be second, if not third or fourth. This is not a good way to get started in fighting global warming.” – New York Times weekend feature.

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