On 27 September 2022, ZEP responded to the the ICVCM Consultation: Core Carbon Principles (CCPs), Assessment Framework and Assessment Procedure. ZEP's response is publicly available here.
In response to the energy price rises, the European Commission (EC) presented, on 14 September 2022, a proposal for a Council Regulation on an emergency intervention in energy markets.
On 12 August 2022 the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) selected 20 projects for possible government funding.
Following the submission of 138 project proposals in March 2022, the Commission has announced, on 12th July, the 17 projects that will receive a total of €1.8 billion in funding under the second call for large-scale innovative clean-tech projects of the Innovation Fund.
On 16 June 2022, ZEP set forth a paper on enabling emitters covered by the EU and UK ETS to store CO2 across CCS systems, while benefitting from the same incentives.
The European Commission adopted on 8 March 2022 a Communication called ‘REPowerEU: Joint European Action for more affordable, secure and sustainable energy’ to reduce its dependence on Russian energy imports, reinforce its energy autonomy and address rising energy prices.
In the midst of a geopolitical and energy crisis and ahead of the launch of the REPowerEU plan, ZEP reaffirms the need for all low- and zero-carbon technologies – a technology-neutral and long-term approach to climate action in energy and industry is crucial to avoid jeopardising an already extremely challenging path towards climate neutrality and preserve industrial activity and employment.
On 28 March 2022, ZEP set forth a proposal for a regulatory framework for CO2 transport infrastructure.
On 25 March 2022, ZEP responded to the stakeholder consultation on the certification of carbon removals. This will contribute to the European Commission's necessary and significant step towards integrating carbon removals into EU climate policies.
The European Commission received 138 project proposals after the Innovation Fund closed its second call for large-scale projects on 3 March 2022. A total of €1.5 billion is to be made available for projects supporting the European Green Deal. On 11 March, the Commission reported that the project submissions represented €12.1 billion in requested funding.