Re-setting the way to a decarbonised Europe

Without CCS, Europe will miss its 2050 objectives

n its EU Energy Roadmap 2050, the European Commission recognises that Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is the only technology available to mitigate CO2 emissions from large-scale fossil fuel use. The EU badly needs a successful CCS programme by 2020 and can no longer afford delays, writes Graeme Sweeney.

Dr. Graeme Sweeney is chairman of the advisory council of the European technology platform of Zero Emissions Fossil Fuels Power Plants (ZEP).

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Tags: world population, CO2 emissions, power generation, energy, life-cycle, EU 2030 Energy and Climate Policy Framework, ETS, EU climate policy


EurActiv, 2013-09-16.


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