EU's CCS demo plant plans inadequate, say MEPs

Resolution calls for a "direct financial commitment" to fund proposed carbon storage demonstration facilities

Measures proposed by the European commission to encourage the construction of 12 carbon capture and storage (CCS) facilities by 2015 provide "insufficient incentives", MEPs said in a non-legislative resolution adopted in Strasbourg on Tuesday.

The European parliament approved without changes a resolution on the commission plan drawn up by German centre-right MEP Christian Ehler (EED 14/07/08). The resolution calls for a "direct financial commitment" of €500m from EU research funds to be used to help build the demonstration plants.

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