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EU Co-legislators Reach Provisional Agreement on the World’s First Certification Framework for Carbon Removals
EU Co-legislators Reach Provisional Agreement on the World’s First Certification Framework for Carbon Removals

21st February 2024

On 20 February, the Council of the EU and the European Parliament reached a provisional agreement on a regulation establishing a voluntary EU-wide certification scheme for carbon removals.  The agreement marks a significant step towards...

New Rules for CO2 Pipelines Under Review in the United States
New Rules for CO2 Pipelines Under Review in the United States

15th February 2024

On February 1, 2024, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) submitted its notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for CO2 pipelines to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for...

The Council of the EU and the European Parliament Reach a Preliminary Agreement on the Net-Zero Industry Act, Building Additional Momentum for CCS in the EU
The Council of the EU and the European Parliament Reach a Preliminary Agreement on the Net-Zero Industry Act, Building Additional Momentum for CCS in the EU

13th February 2024

On Tuesday 6 February, the Council of the EU and the European Parliament reached a provisional agreement on the Net-Zero Industry Act (NZIA), a key legislation expected to drive the deployment of a wide range...

Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU Focuses on the Green and Just Transition as a Key Action Area and Will Work to Explore Further the Potential of CCUS
Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU Focuses on the Green and Just Transition as a Key Action Area and Will Work to Explore Further the Potential of CCUS

5th January 2024

Between 1 January and 30 June 2024, Belgium will be holding the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU). This institution brings together the ministers from the 27 EU Member States. According...

California’s First Class VI Well Draft Permit Approved by U.S. EPA
California’s First Class VI Well Draft Permit Approved by U.S. EPA

23rd December 2023

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has just approved a draft permit for four Class VI injection wells in California.  Under the U.S. EPA’s Underground Injection Control (UIC) program, Class VI wells are used...

UK’s Department for Energy Security and Net Zero Reveals Ambitious Vision for Future of CCUS
UK’s Department for Energy Security and Net Zero Reveals Ambitious Vision for Future of CCUS

21st December 2023

Today, the UK’s Department for Energy Security and Net Zero has unveiled its forward-looking vision for CCUS beyond 2030. The plan charts a course for the sector's evolution, moving from early government-supported initiatives to establishing...

Open Letter: Carbon Capture is Critical to Addressing the Climate Challenge and Reaching Net-Zero Emissions
Open Letter: Carbon Capture is Critical to Addressing the Climate Challenge and Reaching Net-Zero Emissions

19th December 2023

"To: The Editors of The Guardian"  Nina Lakhani’s article “At least 475 carbon-capture lobbyists attending COP28” published on December 8th in the Guardian newspaper points a misleading profile of carbon management technologies as well as...

Carbon Value Chain Takes Shape in Europe with Unprecedented CEF-E Funding
Carbon Value Chain Takes Shape in Europe with Unprecedented CEF-E Funding

12th December 2023

On 7 December 2023, EU Member States supported the European Commission’s proposal to invest €594 million in cross-border energy infrastructure projects under the Connecting Europe Facility for Energy (CEF-E). Five of the eight projects selected...

Council of the EU Adopts Position on the Net-Zero Industry Act, Confirming the Role of CCS in Europe’s Decarbonization Efforts
Council of the EU Adopts Position on the Net-Zero Industry Act, Confirming the Role of CCS in Europe’s Decarbonization Efforts

12th December 2023

On 7 December 2023, the Council of the European Union (EU) agreed on its general approach on the Net-Zero Industry Act (NZIA), bringing the adoption of this crucial component of the Green Deal Industrial Plan...

Denmark’s First Full-scale Carbon Capture Project Begins Construction, Marking a New Milestone for CCS in the Country
Denmark’s First Full-scale Carbon Capture Project Begins Construction, Marking a New Milestone for CCS in the Country

8th December 2023

The Danish energy company Ørsted has commenced the construction of two carbon capture facilities in Denmark that will play a pivotal role in reducing emissions from combined heat and power plants. As the first full-scale...

14 CO2 Storage and Transport Projects Selected Under the EU’s Projects of Common Interest and Projects of Mutual Interest  
14 CO2 Storage and Transport Projects Selected Under the EU’s Projects of Common Interest and Projects of Mutual Interest  

30th November 2023

The European Commission has selected 14 CO2 transport and storage projects as part of its last list of Projects of Common Interests (PCIs) and Projects of Mutual Interest (PMIs). This number illustrates the will of...

Five European Countries Sign the Aalborg Declaration, Reaffirming CCUS Commitments and Calling for the Development of a European CCUS Market
Five European Countries Sign the Aalborg Declaration, Reaffirming CCUS Commitments and Calling for the Development of a European CCUS Market

28th November 2023

Five countries have signed the Aalborg Declaration, which marks carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) as an essential technology needed to support the green transition and reach net-zero emissions by 2050. The Declaration also calls...

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