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2810, 2020

ZEP response to consultation on Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

October 28th, 2020|

Achieving climate neutrality will prove to be an unprecedented challenge for the European Union. As the European Climate Law states, reaching the objective of climate neutrality within the European Union by 2050 will require efforts from all economic sectors in the Union. For energy-intensive industries such as cement, lime and steel – key industrial chains for the European economy – the pathway towards net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 will be technically and economically challenging and the risk of carbon leakage is a serious factor that has to be taken into account.

2109, 2020

REDII inception impact assessment

September 21st, 2020|

With the European Green Deal and the objective of climate neutrality by 2050, the European Commission has a possibility to review all related pieces of legislation. This is an opportunity to remove overlaps or contradictions between existing policies and to fully focus on the net-zero target and GHG emissions reduction. By introducing legislation that is directly compatible with net-zero and focused on GHG/CO2 threshold-driven measures, the energy and climate transition will be more cost-efficient, providing a clearer framework for industry and EU regions to plan and realise their decarbonisation pathways.

1409, 2020

Input to the SET-Plan Steering Group on market-ready projects

September 14th, 2020|

This document aims to respond to the SET-Plan Secretariat’s request to identify CCS and CCU market-ready projects that are innovative and mature enough and that could be financed through the Recovery and Resilience Fund as well as other sources.

1409, 2020

The role of CCUS in an integrated energy system

September 14th, 2020|

CO2 infrastructure, CCS, CCU and hydrogen should be at the core of a truly integrated, climate-neutral energy system. The European Commission has recently released a Communication on An EU Strategy for Energy System Integration, outlining how a climate-neutral energy system should be developed and what steps Europe needs to take to deliver on this promise. To achieve the EU’s objective of becoming climate-neutral by 2050 in a cost-effective way, all low-carbon technologies, such as CCS and CCU, that are scientifically proven and readily available, should be deployed. The strategy for Energy System Integration also takes the view that a technology-neutral approach should be privileged to deliver a net-zero compliant energy system.

2407, 2020

ZEP response to the consultation on EU Emissions Trading System

July 24th, 2020|

ZEP supports the European Union’s commitment to reach climate neutrality by 2050, defined as net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. To this end, carbon capture and storage (CCS) and carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) technologies play a crucial role. In the context of the revision of the EU ETS Monitoring and reporting rules, ZEP has provided a response, stating that all CO2 transport modalities – pipeline, ship, barge, truck, and train – should be included in the EU ETS.

1307, 2020

ZEP response to the revision of the Trans-European Energy Infrastructure (TEN-E) regulation

July 13th, 2020|

ZEP supports the European Union’s commitment to reach climate neutrality by 2050, defined as net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. To this end, carbon capture and storage (CCS) and carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) technologies play a crucial role. As geological storage sites are not evenly distributed among member states, the large-scale deployment of cross-border, European CO2 transport and storage infrastructure is crucial to reach the European Union’s objective of net-zero GHG emissions by 2050. This infrastructure will enable clean, competitive energy and industrial sectors, early large-scale clean hydrogen and, not least, the delivery of significant volumes of carbon emission reductions and removals.

806, 2020

ZEP response to ‘Roadmap on Strategy for Energy System Integration’

June 8th, 2020|

ZEP supports the EU’s objective of climate neutrality by 2050. While designing a strategy for a net-zero compliant energy system, ZEP believes that a technology-neutral approach should be privileged. All low-carbon technologies, such as CCS and CCU, that are scientifically proven and readily available, should be deployed to support a cost-efficient trajectory to climate neutrality.

806, 2020

ZEP response to the roadmap on TEN-E regulation

June 8th, 2020|

ZEP supports the European Union’s commitment to climate neutrality by 2050, defined as net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. To this end, carbon capture and storage (CCS) and carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) technologies play a crucial role. These technologies represent a readily available, cost-efficient pathway for the decarbonisation of industrial and energy sectors in the European Union. As shown by several modelling scenarios [1, 2], large volumes of CCS will be needed for the EU to achieve climate neutrality by 2050.

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