MEPs fight for their carbon capture funding plans

Parliament negotiators fear the European commission could propose unsatisfactory alternative options

The two MEPs leading negotiations for the European parliament on legislative proposals to develop carbon capture and storage (CCS) and set stricter emission trading rules fear the European commission is about to propose inadequate options to fund CCS.

Chris Davies and Avril Doyle wrote to all parties involved in the negotiations last Friday saying the test of any commission plan to finance twelve CCS demonstration plants before 2015 must be "whether they can actually deliver the projects".  The commission did not wish to comment on its work at this stage.

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