Together with renewables and energy efficiency, CCS is a key technology to improve EU energy independence, diversity and security of supply while achieving climate objectives in an affordable manner and contributing to EU economic growth and competitiveness. Deployed in power generation (coal and gas) and energy intensive industries, CCS will ensure that the EU uses an energy which is clean, affordable and reliable, exploiting local and diversified fossil fuel resources effectively, both in terms of cost and environmental impact. The development and deployment of CCS technologies in Europe is therefore imperative. Download the full statement from ZEP below.

CCS: an essential technology to reconcile EU energy security with climate objectives (PDF – 346.69kb)