EVENT: Bellona Europa organises a hearing on the future of CCS in the European Parliament, Strasbourg 16 April 2013

Publish date: April 4, 2013

"Driving CO2 capture and storage in the EU; New Policies, new perspectives" - a hearing co-hosted by Chris Dvies, MEP and Bellona Europa will take place on 16 April at the forthcoming plenary session of the European Parliament.

Bellona Europa will host a hearing on the future of CO2 capture and storage (CCS) at the forthcoming plenary session of the European Parliament on 16 April.



This open hearing, co-hosted by Chris Davies, British MEP from the ALDE Group, will launch a discussion on new ways of enabling CCS to help the EU achieve its climate goals. New instruments to promote and fund the CCS technology will be presented by the co-authors of the CCS Market Incentives Report of Bellona Europa.

Recent developments enable an open and progressive discussion on new CCS policy framework. On 27 March the European Commission published the CCS consultative communication in which it invites stakeholders’ views on policy options going beyond the ETS funded New Entrants Reserve (NER300) scheme. Policy measures such as Emission Performance Standards, CCS certificates, support through auctioning recycling or other funding approaches are listed in the consultative part of the document.

On 21 March the European Parliament’s environment services supported a proposal from Chris Davies, that the future of (CCS) in the EU will be the subject to a 2013 Implementation Report by the Environment Committee. The Parliament will thus parallel the ongoing Commission’s consultation procedure with an own – initiative report. The report, according to Chris Davies, should both analyse the reasons for failure to secure funding for the CCS demonstration projects and propose new instruments to promote and fund the development of CCS.

The hearing will take place in Strasbourg, Louise Weiss Building, Room S3.5 on Tuesday 16 April from 16:30 to 17:30.

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