ZEP is the technical adviser to the EU on the deployment of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) – a European Technology and Innovation Platform (ETIP) under the Commission’s Strategic Energy Technologies Plan (SET-Plan). CCS and CCU will be essential for the European transition to net neutrality, ensuring that power generation and industrial processes are secure, reliable and sustainable
Revision of the EU ETS will need to be aligned with climate neutrality by 2050 and deliver on increased 2030 ambitions.
The upcoming revision of the EU ETS directive presents the opportunity to raise the ambitions of the EU ETS, aligning it to the objective of climate neutrality by 2050 and to the new, increased 2030 greenhouse gas emissions reduction target, as soon as the negotiations will be finalised. As noted in previous responses, ZEP believes that the 2030 target should put the EU on a cost-efficient pathway towards net-zero by 2050.
Over to The Netherlands: Tom Mikunda, Senior Policy Advisor CCS at Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, discusses #CCS policy, SDE++ mechanism, future policy challenges, and Porthos CCS Project #CCUS2020