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1501, 2021

ZEP response to Innovation Fund consultation – An amendment of the delegated regulation

January 15th, 2021|

ZEP responded to the Innovation Fund consultation on an amendment of the delegated regulation to enable a choice between a one-stage or two-stage application procedure for the next large-scale call. ZEP’s input included a positive reply with reservations and some questions, and further comments ahead of the second large-scale call.

1401, 2021

The crucial role of low-carbon hydrogen production to achieve Europe’s climate ambition: A technical assessment

January 14th, 2021|Tags: |

This report from ZEP's Temporary Working Group on Hydrogen focuses on the need for blue hydrogen and considers production techniques, costs, scalability, and emissions reduction potential. The report emphasises the need for investment in shared infrastructure networks for both CO2 and hydrogen and also includes recommendations for policymakers.

1401, 2021

Europe needs robust accounting for Carbon Dioxide Removal

January 14th, 2021|Tags: |

This report from Temporary Working Group Carbon Dioxide Removal provides a definition of carbon dioxide removal, based on the four principles presented in the previous ZEP report ‘Europe needs a definition of carbon dioxide removal’, that defines a screening process to identify whether CCS and CCU projects may lead to CDR and outlines the factors that need to be considered when assessing a project’s potential for CDR.

1101, 2021

ZEP response to consultation on the Guidelines on State aid for environmental protection and energy

January 11th, 2021|

The guidelines need to be updated and aligned with the market developments and the more ambitious new climate agenda, the European Green Deal, the European Climate Law for climate neutrality by 2050, etc. CCS is essential for Europe to reach climate neutrality by 2050 in a cost-efficient way and may be the only alternative to decarbonise the many industries in hard-to-abate industrial sectors, such as steel, cement and chemicals. The European Commission’s consideration that “the aid for CCS contributes to the common objective of environmental protection” in order to promote the long term decarbonisation objectives has become even more valid.

2112, 2020

PRESS RELEASE – Revised TEN-E Regulation must acknowledge CO2 transport and storage are both critical to achieve climate neutrality in the EU

December 21st, 2020|Tags: |

The European Commission has presented the revision of the Trans-European Networks for Energy (TEN-E) Regulation. With this revision, the Commission aims to ensure that the EU’s energy infrastructure is fully consistent with the EU target to reach climate neutrality by 2050. Following the announcement of the revision, ZEP has sent a letter to Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson, highlighting several issues with the revision – notably the absence of CO2 storage and CO2 transport modalities other than pipeline.

2112, 2020

Letter to Commissioner for Energy on the revision of the TEN-E Regulation

December 21st, 2020|

Following the revision of the Trans-European Networks for Energy (TEN-E) Regulation, ZEP sent a letter to Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson to share the Platform's thoughts and highlight that CO2 transport and storage infrastructure is crucial to achieve climate neutrality in the EU by 2050 and should be included in a revised TEN-E Regulation.

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