Covid-19: CCS backers seek support in EU recovery plan

Covid-19: CCS backers seek support in EU recovery plan

Advocates for carbon capture and storage technology have set out specific requests for political and financial support in a video conference with EU’s green deal czar Frans Timmermans and other... Read more

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Climate scientist: CCS an unproven ‘high risk’ strategy

Policymakers would be making a huge gamble if they assume unproven carbon capture and storage technology will enable ‘low carbon’ hydrogen production from natural gas, a senior research fellow at Chatham House said on Wednesday

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Merkel: Germany to push for net zero as EU Council president

German chancellor Angela Merkel has launched the German presidency of the EU Council with a call for the bloc to agree a legally-binding goal to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050


Minister vague as MEPs demand clarity on German climate ambition

Germany’s environment minister Svenje Schulze has refused to be pinned down on Berlin’s position on a new climate target for 2030 as the European Parliament’s environment committee quizzed her on the goals of her government’s EU Council presidency


MEPs endorse ‘just transition’ funding for gas, setting up conflict with member states

A European Parliament committee has set the stage for a possible show-down with the EU Council after approving a text on the Just Transition Fund that would enable coal-dependent member states to seek EU money for fossil gas projects


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A new EU €1bn fund for clean technology innovation has been criticised as insufficient by environmental groups

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