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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