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CCU in the EU ETS: ZEP Policy Briefing, November 2016

  • Date: 28/11/2016
  • Category: ZEP news

In April 2016 the Zero Emission Platform (ZEP) published a report on Carbon Capture and Use/Utilization (CCU) which highlighted the potentially important economic and climate impacts that different types of CCU could have in Europe. The report concluded that whilst CCU could have a key role in terms of unlocking the business case for CO2 capture and managing emissions in industrial regions poorly suited to CCS, the climatic value of different types of CCU needs to be better understood and carefully considered before incentives and policies are put in place to support delivery. This short policy paper outlines the Platforms position on the relative merits of recognizing CCU in the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS).