EU-backed CCS report moots emission standards

European Commission’s consultants have concluded that emission performance standards are needed to help drive carbon capture and storage technology

The European Commission has been told to consider introducing emission performance standards (EPS) to help drive carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.

The commission should investigate what relation an EPS would have to the EU’s carbon market, and its potential impact on energy security, consultancies Triple E, Ricardo-AEA and TNO recommended in a report dated December but only recently made public.

The report building on input from industry, NGOs and academia provides recommendations for the commission on the revision of the 2009 CCS Directive and any wider future policy.

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