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ZEP: European Council conclusions miss out on CCS

  • Date: 25/03/2014
  • Category: Policy & Regulation, Projects & Communities - EU, ZEP news

During last week’s Spring European Council, European Heads of State discussed the 2030 Climate and Energy Framework.  While discussions on Ukraine naturally dominated the Council’s agenda, a decision on climate targets is now delayed until October this year. Speaking after the release of the Council conclusions, ZEP Chairman Dr. Graeme Sweeney commented: “ZEP recognises the importance of tackling energy security and is therefore disappointed that the Council conclusions fail to mention CCS, despite the technology being essential to a balanced energy system and for achieving European climate change mitigation objectives.