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13 Dec 2019

CCS And CCU Technologies Gain Political Momentum in European Green Deal

13 Dec 2019  by Molly Burgess   

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) and carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) have been acknowledged as breakthrough technologies which should be fostered in a reviewed energy framework.

That’s according to the European Green Deal, which set out the goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 with a strong focus on accelerated climate action and a just transition.

Welcoming the Green Deal, Dr Graeme Sweeney, Chairman of ZEP, said, “CCS technologies are available, competitive and cost-effect, and its urgent deployment at large-scale is essential to achieve Europe’s climate targets.”

“CCS and CCU can enable a just transition for Europe’s citizens and industries, make EU regions attractive for clean investment.”

“The transition to a low-carbon, competitive industrial sector can only be unlocked through cross-bored CO2 transport and storage networks, which also enable the early large-scale production of clean hydrogen and climate positive solutions.”

Both today and tomorrow, head of state governments will gather to discuss the EU’s long-term strategy on climate neutrality at the European Council meeting in Brussels.

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