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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.

1812, 2020

ZEP response to consultation on EU Taxonomy’s delegated acts

December 18th, 2020|

ZEP is pleased to provide input to the consultation on the draft delegated acts, outlined as follows: 1. Comments on the principles of the European Taxonomy for Sustainable Finance 2. Hydrogen threshold 3. Electricity threshold 4. CO2 transport 5. Biomass with CCS 6. Waste-to-Energy with CCS 7. Carbon Capture and Utilisation

2611, 2020

ZEP response to EU ETS Inception Impact Assessment

November 26th, 2020|

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.

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