On 21 April – just ahead of Earth Day and the United States Leaders Summit on Climate, which the European Commission and Council will attend – the European Parliament’s and Council of the European Union’s negotiators have reached a provisional agreement on the European Climate Law, which proposes a legally binding target of net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050.
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 welcomes the European Commission’s consultation on the proposed changes to Innovation Fund application procedure. Confirming the input that was previously submitted, ZEP believes that the flexibility provided by the choice between a two-stage and a one-stage application procedure is interesting and appealing for applicants.
Cross-border, European CO2 transport and storage infrastructure: A real enabler for European decarbonisation On 23 March 2021, the Zero Emissions Platform, Bellona Europa and Clean Air Task Force co-organised a webinar 'Cross-border, European CO2 transport and storage infrastructure: A real enabler for European decarbonisation'. The focus of the webinar follows the
ZEP has responded to the consultation on the Inception Impact Assessment on Hydrogen and gas market decarbonisation package highlighting: Acknowledgment of CO2 within the scope of the legislation is key to kick-start Europe-wide CO2 infrastructure; With CO2 infrastructure put in place, volumes of low-carbon hydrogen from natural gas with CCS can be made available; Thorough, scientific carbon accounting must be at the basis of any regulatory framework that will support the use of renewable and low-carbon gases – including low-carbon hydrogen produced with CCS.