Welcome to the event page of the ZEP European Parliament Hearing on CCS and industrial growth, taking place on 10 November 2014 in Room P7C050 at the European Parliament in Brussels. This event is also known as the 2014 ZEP General Assembly. Twitter hashtag for the event is #CCS4GROWTH.

This event, hosted by MEP Theresa Griffin, features a keynote from Jos Delbeke, Director General of DG CLIMA and an interactive debate brining together Jerzy Buzek, our ITRE Chairman, alongside representatives from the industry and NGO sectors.

Watch videos of the event here:

Panel 1 “What can CCS mean for the industrial sector?”:

Panel 2 “Policy perspectives to kick-start CCS in Europe”:

As the EU debates its decarbonisation targets for 2030 we must stimulate growth and put in place measures that can address both competitiveness and sustainability. The question however is – how can we ensure that European heavy industry can compete, when subject to low carbon targets, while safeguarding jobs?

The Zero Emission Platform, which sponsors the event, will present reports to stimulate debate. Carbon Capture and Storage is the only decarbonisation option available for many industrial sectors and is critical to ensuring a cost effective decarbonisation of our power sector by 2050. This hearing is about understanding, sharing and exchanging ideas on how we can enable CCS in industry and power.

Full programme:

12:00 Opening by host MEP Theresa Griffin

12:15 Keynote speech by Jos Delbeke, Director General, DG CLIMA

12:30 Panel debates moderated by Jill Duggan, Senior Associate, University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (SISL)

Panel debate 1: What can CCS mean for the industrial sector?

– Gardiner Hill, Director Carbon Solutions, BP

– Philip Pearson, Senior Policy Officer, ETUC

– Frederic Hauge, Founder and President, The Bellona Foundation

– Koen Coppenholle, Chief Executive, The European Cement Association

Panel debate 2: Policy perspectives to kick-start CCS in Europe

– Dr. Graeme Sweeney, Chairman of the Advisory Council of ZEP

– Amy Clemitshaw, Deputy Director, Fossil Fuel Generation and CCS Policy, UK DECC

– Jos Delbeke, Director General, DG CLIMA

– MEP Jerzy Buzek, Chair of the ITRE Committee

14:15 Closing remarks by EP Edouard Martin and MEP Theresa Griffin